We are delighted that so many generous companies like www.vocus.com [Vocus] have come out to support this event
Lanham, MD (PRWEB) September 7, 2006
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations and corporate communications, today announced that it will be a headline sponsor of the 9th Annual National Press Club 5K Run/Walk. The event will be held in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 9th at 9:00am.
The event will benefit the Ellen Persina Scholarship Fund which has helped launch the careers of many talented journalists of color. Over the past decade the Club, through the 5K Run/Walk, has contributed close to $500,000 in scholarships to help bright, talented young people attend fine journalism and liberal arts schools across the country. It is named for Ellen Masin Persina, a Press Club member who died in 1992 at age 41.
“We are delighted that so many generous companies like Vocus have come out to support this event,” said former National Press Club President Rick Dunham, the 5K race chair and President of the National Press Club’s charitable arm, the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. “The monies generated will expand the opportunities for aspiring minority students who would not otherwise have the resources to follow their dreams of a career in journalism.”
In addition to its sponsorship, Vocus will be fielding a team of runners and walkers to participate in the event. The company, recognized by The Washington Business Journal as one of the Washington, DC region’s Best Places to Work actively encourages employee involvement in community and charitable programs as part of its "It’s Not All About You” program.
About The National Press Club
The National Press Club, founded in 1908, has more than 4,500 members in Washington, DC, and worldwide. Widely known for its Speaker Luncheon Series, televised by C-SPAN and carried by XM Satellite Radio and American Public Media, and its public forums for visiting heads of state, the NPC also is Washington's most frequently used venue for news conferences. The NPC conducts an aggressive program of professional education for journalists, funds scholarships for journalism students of color, and operates the nation's only non-academic research library for journalists.
About Vocus, Inc.
Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences. Our software helps customers manage media relations, news monitoring and analysis, interactive email campaigns, online newsrooms, and government relations activities. Vocus software is delivered as an easy-to-use and cost-effective annual subscription, with no need for internal hardware, software or IT support. Our software is currently available in five languages, and is in use by customers around the world. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For more information please visit http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.
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