How-dee! I'm so proud to be here!
Franklin, TN (Vocus) October 20, 2009
For 50 years, Minnie Pearl performed as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She was known for her trademark old-fashioned knee-length country dresses, her straw hat with the $1.98 price tag and her enthusiastic shout of "How-dee! I'm so proud to be here!"
By the time of her death in 1996 she was an American legend known for her humor, generosity and compassion. She was also a breast cancer survivor. In 1985, she was diagnosed with the disease and underwent treatment at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Of the experience, she said "Cancer can change your life at the drop of a hat. I know. It changed mine."
Because breast cancer continues to change so many lives in the U.S. each year, Magazines.com, the largest magazine subscription service on the Internet, is partnering with The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation to support people affected by a breast cancer diagnosis.
The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is a Nashville, TN-based nonprofit public charity that complements oncology care for people living with cancer. The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation offers free oncology social work services, nutrition consultations, a library of cancer-related materials, numerous educational and support programs and access to clinical research in the community.
"The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is a wonderful resource for patients and their families dealing with this devastating illness," said Jay Clarke, CEO and President of Magazines.com. "We are excited to be a part of their fundraising efforts and honored to have the opportunity to support this community."
Magazines.com will donate a portion of our sales during the week of Oct. 19-23 to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, through our "Magazines for Hope," campaign that includes the following online initiatives:
Magazines.com subscriptions: Magazines.com will donate $1 for every Magazines.com order on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 22.
Gift cards: Magazines.com will donate 10% of all gift card sales on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Pink Friday: Magazines.com will donate $2 for every subscription from select magazine titles on Friday, Oct. 23.
Magazines.com Facebook Fan Page: Become a fan of Magazines.com on Facebook and Magazines.com will donate $1,500 to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation for 2,500 new fans.
Magazines.com is the oldest, the largest and the most dependable magazine subscription service on the Internet. We are a privately-held company based in Franklin, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville. Our major investors include Time Inc., publisher of great magazines like People and Sports Illustrated.
With more than 2,000 titles available, Magazines.com offers people a fun, easy way to discover new magazines and helps them track subscriptions. Magazines.com is the leading independent agent selling subscriptions, serving customers online at Magazines.com and by telephone at 800-MAGAZINES (800-624-2946.)
About The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (MPCF), a nonprofit public charity, complements oncology care and, with warmth and a caring heart, compassionately helps people impacted by cancer navigate the journey through their diagnosis. The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation offers free oncology social work services, nutrition consultations, a library of cancer-related materials, numerous educational and support programs and access to clinical research in the community. These services and programs positively influence quality of life and provide real answers to real problems. The MPCF Resource Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (615) 467-1936 or toll-free (877) 467-1936 or visit http://www.minniepearl.org.
Marie Y. Fuzzell
mfuzzell (at) magazines.com