Black & Veatch Partners with Cells for Cells to Help Families Battling Cancer
Black & Veatch joins Cells for Cells in the 2009 One Million Cells Campaign to recycle 1 million cell phones and raise $1 million dollars for families battling cancer.
Recycling cell phones for three years, and a Cells for Cells partner since early 2008, Black & Veatch has extended their local participation to professionals in over 40 of their US offices.
“Most people still have three or four old cell phones in their home,” says Jason Clements, co-founder of Cells for Cells. “When Black & Veatch professionals bring in their old cell phones from home, they make a big difference very quickly.”
And that falls in line with Black & Veatch’s mission of Building a World of Difference.
That difference just might be felt close to home, as part of the One Million Cells Campaign is to search for inspirational stories of families that have battled cancer and reward them with what Jason Clements calls “an Extreme Medical Bill Makeover-style” giveaway.
Participation in the Medical Bill Makeover giveaway is open to any U.S. resident who is battling or has battled cancer. The details are available at the www.cellsforcells.com and www.cellsforcells.blogspot.com.
Clements remembers glancing at his grandfather’s medical bills back in 2005. “Just one dose of one of my grandpa’s medicines was almost $1,000!”
“And, I know $500 is not going to change the world or change anyone’s lives in a significant way right now. But it is THE start of how and, more importantly, WHY we recycle.”
For the month of March, the giveaway is $500 to apply to medical and related expenses. Cells for Cells defines related expenses as include pharmacy bills, co-pays, travel or gas for the car, or even flowers for your loved one.
Shawnee, Kansas-based Cells for Cells recycles cell phones to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help families battling cancer.
For information contact Jason Clements jason(dot)cellsforcells(at)gmail.com