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October 7 Thursday

LePage's, NBCF Partner to Raise Awareness

10/ 7/2010

ROMULUS, MICHIGAN – LePage’s 2000, Inc. has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. ® (NBCF) to help raise awareness of breast cancer and generate funds for additional research through the sale of its leading, patented tape product, the Bandit™ Tapegun.  To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for the duration of October, the Bandit™ will be made available with a very recognizable pink dispenser.  For each consumer purchase of the Bandit™, LePage’s will be donating a percentage of the sales to NBCF.

When a customer at a participating retailer was asked why she elected to purchase the Bandit™, she replied, "This item was the best price and value on the shelf and the fact that proceeds from the sale of this item go to help fight Breast Cancer makes it that much better".

"NBCF is proud to partner with LePage's 2000 Inc.," says NBCF Founder & CEO, Janelle Hail.  "We appreciate their dedication to help NBCF provide mammograms for those in need and educate women across the country about the importance of early detection."

Domenic Vitale, National Sales Manager at LePage’s, shared that “We are very proud to be supporting such a worthy cause and a great foundation that is enabling many women to access resources that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to.  At the same time, we are also giving our customers a chance to make a difference and support a cause that is important to many of their loyal shoppers.”

The Bandit™ is an innovative packaging tape dispenser that is outperforming a number of comparable mailing and packaging tapes, including the national brand.

The pink Bandit™ Tapegun will be available at the following participating retailers this month: Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, Office Depot, Fred Meyer, AAFES, HE Butt, Kroger, and Harris Teeter.

About LePage’s

Since it was founded in 1879 by William Nelson LePage, LePage's has been a manufacturer of tapes, glues, and dispensers.  Following its acquisition by the Chandaria Family in 2000, LePage's has been re-energized as a successful and innovative developer of exciting office supplies products and is now known as the fastest-growing of the major manufacturers in the tape, mail, ship, and move categories.  In addition to having developed innovations such as the Bandit™ Tapegun, LePage’s has pioneered the proprietary Press 'n Cut™ stationery tape dispenser and a suite of exciting innovations to ensure safety and security in the mailing and shipping category.

About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  NBCF provides Help for Today…Hope For Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Early Detection Plan®, MyNBCF online social community, and breast cancer research programs.  For more information about NBCF, visit www.nbcf.org.   

CONTACT:
Payal Shah
(416) 757 6700 Ext. 2253