CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 11, 2007 - Qwest today announced its continuing fight against breast cancer by sponsoring the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Co-Survivor Award. The award recognizes the many kinds of support that a breast cancer survivor may experience on his or her journey through the disease. The winner of the Co-Survivor Award will be announced August 3 and will be invited to attend the sponsor banquet on August 10 and race day festivities on August 11. Qwest will also provide the winner with a pink Sanyo phone and two months of free Qwest Wireless(R) service.
"The Co-Survivor Award is just one more way Qwest and its employees can show our Spirit of Service in action," said Michael Ceballos, Qwest's president for Wyoming. "We're proud to partner with Komen for the Cure - for the twelfth year in a row - and assist with their important work in Wyoming."
"A key to our success at Komen for the Cure is that we collaborate with a variety of organizations to provide creative ways for people to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer," said Pamela Downing, race chair for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with Qwest in connection with the Co-Survivor Award in Wyoming."
Downing said effective co-survivors demonstrate tact, commitment, compassion, creativity, patience, initiative, dependability and endurance. "Truly great co-survivors serve as examples to us all and find meaningful ways to ease the burden of someone dealing with breast cancer," she added.
Patients or survivors can submit nominations for the Co-Survivor Award beginning at: www.komenwyoming.org. The Web site will provide specific instructions on the nomination process, including a timeline. The nomination deadline is July 15, 2007.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of managed voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers - locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide leading-edge voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit www.gsanetworx.com.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure:
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-800 I'M AWARE.