Nemours Children's Clinic and Qwest Unite Community and Communications


ORLANDO, Oct. 8, 2008 – Qwest Wholesale Markets (NYSE: Q) announced today it will team up with the Nemours Children’s Clinic of Orlando to combine local community involvement and its showcase of Qwest’s world-class communications solutions at this year’s Fall CompTel tradeshow.

CompTel attendees will have the opportunity to paint a section of a unique and colorful mural that will later be installed at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Orlando. The Qwest booth will also provide an easy way for attendees to donate to the clinic, and Qwest Wholesale Markets will make a corporate donation as well.

“Nemours provides a holistic approach to care, and we are pleased to accept this donation from Qwest,” said Dr. Judy Wall, medical director of Nemours Children’s Clinic. “We are committed to providing the best possible environment for the children of central Florida, and the mural will positively impact the children and the clinic.”

“Qwest Wholesale Markets has been attending the CompTel industry forum in Orlando for years, and every year, we are welcomed by the Orlando community,” said Roland Thornton, executive vice president, Qwest Wholesale Markets. “Giving back to the communities where Qwest employees and customers live and work is a large part of our heritage, and this year, the Qwest Wholesale Markets booth will truly showcase the Spirit of Service.”

The new, state-of-the-art Nemours facility offers comprehensive pediatric sub-specialty medical care, research, education and advocacy to the children of central Florida. Qwest Wholesale Markets will present the mural completed by CompTel attendees to Nemours at the Orlando clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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