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TELUS gives $100,000 to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency to upgrade the kids’ cancer treatment area; announces fundraising extension through December

 

Saskatoon, SK – TELUS is contributing $100,000 to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency thanks to TELUS’ Phones for Good campaign, which gave $100 on behalf of every new TELUS smartphone customer in Saskatchewan for the last year.

 

“Cancer care is about partnerships and working together,” said Scott Livingstone, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful for the support of TELUS and the people of Saskatchewan who are helping to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients.”

 

The funds will help with the renovation of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s paediatric cancer treatment center in Saskatoon, transforming the space into an inviting, serene space that is appealing to kids of all ages. The gift from TELUS and its customers will make the space warm and welcoming, helping kids feel as comfortable as possible during their many hours spent receiving rounds of treatment.

 

“Today, I’m proud to announce the beginning of a new TELUS Phones for Good campaign running through to December that will further support the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of children and their families in Saskatchewan,” said Shaun Brennan, TELUS Business Solutions manager in Saskatoon. “Campaigns like this support both our philosophy to give where we live and showcase our focus on helping youth – not only does TELUS’ Phones for Good campaign satisfy our customers’ thirst for the latest technology, but it also allows us to support critically important life-saving organizations like the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.”

 

TELUS has been a long-time supporter of charities that advance cancer research, awareness and detection. Since 2000, TELUS, its team members and retirees across Canada have contributed more than $13 million towards finding a cure for cancer, and continue to raise funds and awareness for early detection. In 2010, TELUS presented the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency with $37,000 raised as part of its ‘Go Pink campaign,’ with funds earmarked for the purchase of digital mammography equipment.

 

About Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency operates prevention and early detection programs, provides safe, quality cancer treatment for men women and children and conducts innovative research.

For more information about the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, visit www.saskcancer.ca.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada,

with $10.5 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 550,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

 

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

 

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Chris Gerritsen                                                                       

TELUS Media Relations                                              

(403) 808-9591                                                          

chris.gerritsen@telus.com

 

Gladys Wasylenchuk

Public Affairs

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

306-791-2144

gladys.wasylenchuk@saskcancer.ca