Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. Donates $51,670 to Susan G. Komen® and the Fight to End Breast Cancer
Donation Includes Corporate Contribution and Employee Donations through the ACT Foundation
DOVER, Delaware – November 5, 2015 – Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. (ACT Holdings), a holding company that provides comprehensive business process outsourcing and financial services, recently donated $51,670 to Susan G. Komen®, a nonprofit organization which works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through support for groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. The donation includes money raised by Account Control Technology, Inc. (ACT) and Convergent employees from local offices located throughout the United States, as well as a corporate match to employee donations and a contribution in honor of ACT Holdings clients.
To reach such a large contribution, the company’s nonprofit ACT Foundation organized a month-long fundraising campaign called “ACT for a Cure” to benefit Komen and improve breast cancer awareness. Offices participated in luncheons, casual days, bake sales, contests, raffles, tournaments and more to promote donations.
The ACT for a Cure campaign was initiated in 2011 by a long-time employee, Jessi Karrer, who selected the cause of breast cancer awareness to honor her grandmother, who had passed away due to the disease. The annual campaign gained tremendous support from company employees, and it has raised a total of more than $145,000 over the past five years.
“Each year, I’ve been amazed by the generosity of our employees and their outpouring of support for this incredible cause,” said Nabil Kabbani, CEO of ACT Holdings. “I’m especially proud that the entire ACT for a Cure initiative was the idea of a single employee, and it has since grown to an annual event improving our company’s teamwork while having a major impact on the communities we serve.”
Demonstrating the initiative’s ongoing support, ACT Holdings employees raised 61.4% more money for the cause in 2015 than in 2014.
“We are pleased to support Susan G. Komen’s work to improve lives and one day end the disease of breast cancer,” said Dale Van Dellen, chairman of ACT Holdings and the ACT Foundation. “With our company’s dedication to service and ongoing charitable support, we continue to show that together, we can do great things.”
“We are so grateful to the passionate employees at ACT Holdings who are committed to making a difference in the lives of people affected by breast cancer,” said Christina Alford, SVP of development for Susan G. Komen. “The funds raised by ACT Holdings employees - more than $51,000 this year alone - will help us fund lifesaving research and offer more options, more hope and more help to families facing the disease.”
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
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