PARSIPPANY, N.J. – October 13, 2008 – PNY Technologies®, Inc. announced today that they will donate $100,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as part of the 2008 Thanks and Giving® campaign to help find cures for pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases. PNY also unveiled a family photo contest to raise additional money for the hospital.
St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tenn., is the only pediatric cancer research and treatment facility where no child is ever turned away because of the family’s inability to pay. With an average of 5,400 patient visits annually and research findings shared with doctors and scientists worldwide, the hospital depends on corporate and public contributions for it to thrive.
PNY is encouraging parents and customers to donate through its “Let Our Memory Capture Your Memories” photo contest by including donation and contest information in specially marked packages of select SD memory cards and USB flash drives. Parents can submit a favorite photo of their child to the contest at http://www.pny.com/stjude and encourage their friends and family to vote for the photo. The program runs through January 31, 2009. PNY will donate $20,000 to St. Jude in the winner’s name.
“PNY is extremely proud to join St. Jude in its efforts to improve the lives of so many families around the world. We’re also very thankful for the healthy children in our lives and believe supporting this outstanding organization is a great way for us to help further their cause,” said Tony Gomez, vice president of sales and marketing for PNY. “Our goal is to raise another $50,000 for St. Jude through the family photo contest. It is also a fun way for parents to share the wonderful childhood memories they have captured on PNY SD cards and USB flash drives.”
"We are thrilled to welcome PNY to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving family this holiday season," said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director. "PNY's dedication to the campaign will enable us to carry on our work that impacts the lives of children in every community in the country."
To help build additional awareness and encourage consumer donations, PNY’s Attaché 2GB, 4GB, 8GB USB drives and its Optima 2GB, 4GB and 8GB Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards will bear the Thanks and Giving logo as well as include donation and contest information inserts. PNY products are available at all major electronics retailers.
PNY is also donating five “Stay Connected” computers equipped with PNY products, web cams, and Internet access to allow patients receiving treatment at St. Jude to continue communication with family and friends back home.
About PNY Technologies
Established in 1985, PNY Technologies® Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of memory upgrade modules, high capacity flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives as well as consumer and professional workstation graphics cards. The company’s photography, mobility, 3D gaming and business solutions are widely available from major retail, e-tail and wholesale outlets internationally. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains facilities in North America (Santa Clara and Orange County, Calif., Miami, Fla. and Parsippany, N.J.), Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom,) Asia (Taiwan and China) and Latin America. www.pny.com
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.