EarthLink Supports Cerebral Palsy, Inc. 60th Annual Telethon.|
Secure connectivity enables real-time contributions for nation’s longest-running local telethon
GREEN BAY, WI — February 27, 2014 — EarthLink, (NASDAQ: ELNK) a leading IT and communications provider, today announced that it will again support customer Cerebral Palsy Inc.'s upcoming 60th annual CP Telethon by donating secure communication services for the event, broadcast live on WBAY Channel 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 1st and Sunday, March 2nd. EarthLink will provide voice services for the telethon site, enabling staff and volunteers to accept real-time donations.
"Not only does EarthLink enable our organization to communicate effectively throughout the year, but its significant donation to the CP Telethon enables our team to swiftly and securely process real-time donations during the event," shared Claire Williams, Director of Communications for Cerebral Palsy, Inc. "Our generous audience and community respond best when they can immediately contact Telethon volunteers to give funds that provide therapies and professional services to families right here in the area."
Cerebral Palsy, Inc., an EarthLink customer since 2008, leverages the company's secure network to access the reliable and cost-effective voice and data services it needs to conduct its regional mission.
"On behalf of our almost 100 employees based in Wisconsin, EarthLink is proud to support Cerebral Palsy, Inc. Not only are they a longtime customer, but they also provide truly valuable services that enhance the quality of life for children and adults in Northeast Wisconsin," said Michael D. Toplisek, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Non-profit organizations continue to feel squeezed by limited IT resources, and EarthLink is pleased to donate the additional connectivity, security and performance required for this important annual fundraiser."
The CP Telethon is the longest-running, local broadcast telethon in the U.S. The ability to take donations securely via its website and via phone is extremely important to the organization, not only during the Telethon, but year-round. The event funds Cerebral Palsy, Inc.'s services to people of all ages, regardless of income, and strives to promote community involvement, inclusion and enhanced quality of life. Their staff works with individuals and families by providing support and professional services to those affected by temporary or permanent physical, sensory, and/or speech needs or conditions. Individuals with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, speech and language needs, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration disorders, arthritis, post-stroke and post-surgical needs, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, amputees, diabetes, head injury, developmental delays, accident recovery and sports injury, among other conditions, are all assisted by the organization.
About Cerebral Palsy, Inc.
Cerebral Palsy, Inc. provides services for the people of Northeast Wisconsin to promote community involvement, inclusion, and to enhance the quality of life of persons affected by temporary or permanent physical, sensory, and/or speech needs or conditions. Through its two locations in Green Bay and on the Lakeshore, CP has served more than 1,600 individuals in the past year.
Services provided include Birth to 3 and pediatric therapies, assistive technology, aquatic swim and exercise, adult occupational therapy, inclusive child care, adult day services and outreach services to people of all ages. For more information about Cerebral Palsy, Inc. visit www.cp-center.org or call 920-337-1122.
About the Annual CP Telethon
In 1954, the first CP Telethon, now the longest running annual local telethon in the United States, was broadcast on live television from Green Bay, WI. In 2014, the tradition continues with the 60th Annual CP Telethon broadcasting live from the studios of WBAY-TV, in Green Bay. The telecast airs 8 p.m. to midnight central standard time on Saturday, March 1, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. central standard time on Sunday, March 2. National entertainers with local Northeast Wisconsin roots, Dan Riley and David Seering, will co-host the event, and entertainment will be provided by Let Me Be Frank Productions, Jenny Thiel, John Salerno & the CP Telethon Orchestra, WBAY on-air personalities and other surprise local guests.
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