Wireless Zone® Donated $25,000 to the Children’s Tumor Foundation in October

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Money was collected by local retailers through the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®, which donates thousands of dollars annually to its core charities including the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Wireless Zone®, a Verizon authorized retailer and the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise, recently donated $25,000 to the Children’s Tumor Foundation through its philanthropic Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®. The check presentation took place at the Children’s Tumor Foundation 2019 Charity Golf Tournament in Orlando, Florida on October 7, 2019. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is one of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving’s core charities—groups supported annually that are selected for their service of all Wireless Zone communities.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a leading organization that strives to revolutionize research in the field of neurofibromatosis (NF), which causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. Founded in 1978, the Children’s Tumor Foundation is the largest provider of NF research.

According to the foundation’s website, the mission of the Children’s Tumor Foundation is to “drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community.”

“The Children’s Tumor Foundation family has done so much to bring awareness to children afflicted with neurofibromatosis. It’s a great organization that brings together research, treatment and care for those afflicted, and we’re happy to be able to donate to this very worthy cause,” said Dave Staszewski, Executive Vice President of Wireless Zone.

Through the support of its patrons and dedicated Wireless Zone franchisees, the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving is able to aid various programs put on by the foundation including groundbreaking research in the field of childhood illness.

The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving allows for franchisees to participate in other system wide events including the annual Backpack Giveaway to local schools. Franchisees collect funds throughout the year in order to purchase new backpacks stocked with necessary school supplies for children in need. In 2019, Wireless Zone’s third annual Backpack Giveaway gave out an estimated 70,000 backpacks to children in need all across the country. More information about the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving and its charity partners can be found at https://wirelesszone.com/foundation/.

About the Children’s Tumor Foundation:
The Children's Tumor Foundation is committed to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community.

About Wireless Zone:
Founded in 1988 as ""The Car Phone Store,"" the Wireless Zone system has become the nation's largest wireless retail franchisor and was ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. Each store is independently owned and operated, exclusively offering Verizon Wireless products and services. The Wireless Zone system has been honored with Verizon's “Best Customer Service” award for five consecutive years and is franchised and operated by Wireless Zone LLC. For more information, visit http://www.wirelesszone.com.

About The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving:
The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving was founded in 2003 after identifying a need and desire to give back to our communities. Today the Foundation raises a substantial amount of money to support a large number of local charities and causes in the communities in which we do business. We also have time-honored relationships with our national charities including Make-A-Wish, Autism Speaks, Children’s Tumor Foundation and St. Jude’s as well as No Kid Hungry, Best Friends Animal Rescue, Homes for our Troops and Sandy Hook Promise.

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