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#GetBenOnBoard returns to boost Making Strides fundraising

For every $500 a participant raises online from Oct. 1-4, $100 will be credited to their fundraising total

For the first four days of October, we are encouraging our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraisers to rack up "Bens." It's a nod to founding father Benjamin Franklin, the face on our $100 bill, who said, "Energy and persistence conquer all things." 

For every $500 a participant raises online from Oct. 1 through Oct. 4, a $100 bonus will be credited to their fundraising accounts, thanks, in part, to our sponsor, Chiquita.  

Strides' inventive "#GetBenOnBoard" promotion returns for the fourth year to help kick-start October fundraising efforts. 

An email was sent on Sept. 30 to this year's participants, as well as past participants from 2017-2018. 

Important notes: This promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. CST on Monday, October 1, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, October 4. Only credit card, PayPal, and mobile app donations qualify – cash or check donations will not count. ACS staff are not eligible for this fundraising reward.

About Chiquita 
In addition to sponsoring this #GetBenOnBoard, Chiquita Brands worked with ACS to develop five special Chiquita banana recipes with the message of helping to fight cancer through a healthy lifestyle and diet. And, for the third year in a row, Chiquita is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the brand’s iconic blue sticker pink. In October, 200 million pink stickers will be distributed worldwide.


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