ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- DS Waters of America, Inc., a leader in home and office bottled water, water filtration and office coffee delivery service, today announced it has extended its current partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) until January 30, 2016, extending the parties' prior commitment by an additional five years. The modified agreement also adds water filtration to the list of products associated with Komen for the Cure.
DS Waters was into its second year of a three year agreement with Komen that started in 2009 before extending the agreement for an additional five years.
Under the agreement, DS Waters makes a $30.00 donation to Komen for every new customer who commits to one year of service under the Komen Budget Plan (bottled water delivery) or a Komen water filtration rental plan, with a minimum donation of $100,000 per year.
In an effort to heighten awareness around the campaign, the caps on the DS Waters 5-gallon returnable bottles are pink during the months of September and October. DS Waters also painted over twenty of their delivery vehicles pink which service customers on a daily basis in various cities throughout the country.
"Extending our partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure is very exciting," said Tom Harrington, COO of DS Waters. "Our organization has really rallied behind our corporate cause of finding the cures for breast cancer. The pink trucks in particular receive positive comments every day and our associates are proud to drive them." K. Dillon Schickli, CEO of DS Waters added, "We were very pleased with our initial relationship with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and because this is a long term commitment for us, we wanted to formalized the partnership for an even longer period of time." "When a woman dies of breast cancer every 69 seconds it's imperative that we fund critical research, spread awareness and educate women about breast health and breast cancer," said Margo Lucero, vice president, business development & partnerships for Komen. "We're grateful for the commitment and support DS Waters has shown our organization. They have truly become part of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure family." About DS Waters: Formed in 2003, DS Waters is the producer and distributor of home, office, and retail bottled water, water filtration and office coffee products across the United States sold under the brand names Alhambra(R), Abita Springs(R), Athena(R), Belmont Springs(R), Crystal Springs(R), Hinckley Springs(R), Kentwood Springs(R), Nursery(R) Water, Sierra Springs(R), Sparkletts(R), and Roast2Coast(R), a coffee delivery service. The company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the leaders in the U.S. home and office water delivery, focusing on three and five gallon, one gallon and single serve bottled water products. Water is bottled at over 25 manufacturing facilities, and delivered to over a million homes and offices and retail establishments in more than 40 states. DS Waters and its associates also provide safe drinking water to communities during emergencies such as hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts and other natural disasters. Visit www.water.com or www.nurserywater.com for more information.
Proud partner. Susan G. Komen for the Cure.(R) About Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R): Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
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