T-Mobile Raises More Than $40,000 for Childhood Cancer Research
JUNE 27, 2018 — T-Mobile is proud to have raised more than $40,000 to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
The family-owned business and T-Mobile’s largest retail partner, Wireless Vision, joined St. Baldrick’s in its efforts to take childhood back from cancer by shaving their heads for the cause.
Wireless Vision organized seven St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraisers, where Wireless Vision employees, families, and community members shaved their heads as a show of support for children with cancer.
“Giving back is part of who we are. One of our core values is ‘Passion for our People’ and that doesn’t stay within our store walls,” said Saber Ammori, CEO of T-Mobile operated by Wireless Vision. “We are passionate about our employees, customers, and our communities.”
Families who have been affected by cancer were invited to speak and share their stories at these local events.
Betsy Anderson, who participated in the Colorado T-Mobile & Wireless Vision Conquers Childhood Cancer event, shared the story of her daughter’s fight against childhood cancer.
Jenna Anderson enjoyed music, going to concerts, singing, and participating in marching band. She even attended a summer camp that helped her develop her skills for performing on stage. At 14 years old, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and passed away shortly after her 16th birthday.
Money raised at these St. Baldrick’s events will support research to find cures and better treatments so that kids like Jenna have the best chance at growing up to live long and healthy lives.
The following events helped raise over $40,000 for childhood cancer research.
- Tucson – Wireless Vision Conquers Childhood Cancer: $1,165
- Colorado – Wireless Vision Conquers Childhood Cancer: $7,574.57
- Chicago – Wireless Vision Conquers Childhood Cancer: $8,288
- Detroit – Wireless Vision Conquers Childhood Cancer: $15,350
- Louis – Wireless Vision Conquers Childhood Cancer: $4,650
- WV Utah Passion for the Cure: $1,765
- Milwaukee – Wireless Vision Conquers Childhood Cancer: $3,242
About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Visit StBaldricks.org to learn more or help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.
About Wireless Vision: WV’s Got Your Back
WVGYB began in 2012 and has since become Wireless Vision’s Social Responsibility program. They have worked alongside organizations such as Huddle Up, Hands on Network, Operation Food Search, Feeding America, One Warm Coat Foundation, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Susan G. Komen, Life Remodeled, and many more.
Caption Only, not for Body: Wireless Vision employees in Tucson, Ariz., show off their freshly shaven heads. Wireless Vision organized seven head-shaving events, raising over $45,000 to benefit Childhood Cancer.