Protus Raises $15,000 for Canadian Cancer Society : Fundraising efforts set new record for donations by SaaS-based communications technology provider

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Software as a Service (SaaS) communications technology provider Protus® has been involved with the Canadian Cancer Society and its Relay for Life program for several years, raising funds for the organization’s vital research. This year Protus also leveraged the company’s fast-growing subscriber base for its flagship MyFax Internet fax service. And it has paid big dividends. The company today announced it is donating a total of $15,000 to the Society, Protus’ largest total contribution to date.

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The Canadian Cancer Society is doing wonderful work on behalf of all of us

Relay for Life was adopted as Protus' "charity of choice" by its employees four years ago. Since that time, Protus employees have raised funds through bagel sales, raffles and other activities, as well as participation in the annual 12-hour Relay for Life event held each year in Ottawa. Traditionally, Protus has matched the funds raised by its employees to complete the donation.

For 2008, the company decided to try something different. Rather than simply writing a check, it offered to donate $1 of the fee for every new subscriber to its MyFax Internet fax service to the Canadian Cancer Society. The promotion worked, as evidenced by the record total contribution for the year.

The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. Its Relay for Life events are comprised of teams of 10 people who participate in a 12-hour overnight non-competitive relay. The local events are a celebration of cancer survival and a tribute to the lives of loved ones who have been touched by cancer. The funds raised by Relay for Life support cancer research, provide information and services for those affected by cancer, and helps improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.

"The Canadian Cancer Society is doing wonderful work on behalf of all of us," said Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus. "Their research is critical to finding a cure to this disease that has affected nearly every life at one time or another. We are proud to be a corporate sponsor, and to be able to make these ongoing contributions. We are also proud that the total comes through the involvement of so many of our people and not just a corporate check. That says a lot about the employees who make up Protus."

About Protus

Protus® provides the highest quality software as a service (SaaS) communications tools for small-to-medium-businesses (SMB) and enterprise organizations, including award-winning MyFax, the fastest growing Internet fax service; my1voice, the cost-effective, feature-rich virtual PBX phone service that travels with the user from phone to web; and Campaigner and CampaignerPro, software-as-a-service email marketing solutions with advanced automation features. Protus' commitment to delivering a superior user experience has resulted in a continually growing and loyal customer base, allowing market leadership in industries including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and government. For more information about Protus and its family of communication tools, call 888-733-7007 or visit

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