March 13, 2013 – DALLAS, TX – The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) would like to express their thanks and appreciation to ACE Cash Express, Inc. and NetSpend for their donation of $483,896.11.
“We are extremely grateful for ACE and NetSpend’s generous donation and continued partnership,” said Janelle Hail, founder and CEO of NBCF. “Their support allows us to continue carrying out our mission – saving lives through early detection and providing mammograms to those in need.”
This donation was made possible through the combined efforts of ACE’s Think Pink Month and the Pink ACE Elite prepaid debit card. Think Pink Month, held in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, consists of various in-store contributions and company-wide fundraisers that support NBCF. Additionally, every purchase made using the Pink ACE Elite prepaid debit card generates a donation made by ACE and NetSpend to NBCF, up to the annual maximum of $350,000. Because of these efforts, ACE and NetSpend have donated more than $2 million to NBCF over the past six years.
“ACE Cash Express is a proud partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” said ACE CEO Jay Shipowitz. “This is a remarkable organization and they work they do is truly making a difference.”
Consumers can learn more about the Pink ACE prepaid debit card online at www.GetYourPinkCard.com or by visiting one of ACE’s 1,600 retail locations. NetSpend Pink ACE Elite prepaid debit card is issued by MetaBank™, Member FDIC.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation:
The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. is 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. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for eight years, NBCF provides women help for today and hope for tomorrow through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
About ACE Cash Express:
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com
MetaBank™ is a federally-chartered savings bank headquartered in Storm Lake, Iowa. Meta Financial Group, Inc.® is the holding company for MetaBank and its Meta Payment Systems (MPS) division, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. MPS is a recognized leader in the prepaid card industry and provides innovative payment solutions delivered nationally in collaboration with market-leading partners. MPS focuses on offering specific product solutions in the following areas: (i) prepaid cards, (ii) credit products,(iii) ATM sponsorship, and (iv) ACH origination. Meta Financial Group is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market®: CASH. For more information visit http://www.metabank.com
NetSpend is a leading provider of general-purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and related financial services to the estimated 68 million underbanked consumers in the United States who do not have a traditional bank account or who rely on alternative financial services. The Company’s mission is to develop products and services that empower underbanked consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked. Headquartered in Austin, TX, NetSpend is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol NTSP. Please visit http://www.netspend.com for more information.