PORTLAND, Ore. (October 30, 2015) - Consumer Cellular, the mobile carrier with the highest overall customer satisfaction according to Nielsen Mobile Insights, yesterday presented a $2 million check to the Knight Cancer Challenge. The gift, which was pledged in June 2015, marks the challenge’s largest corporate donation and was delivered in honor of Consumer Cellular’s two millionth customer. The company hit the customer milestone earlier this week.
“On behalf of our employees, and two million customers who trust us with their service, we are excited to be joining the many donors making a commitment to end cancer,” said John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular. “We are inspired by early advancements being made by Dr. Druker and his team at the Knight Cancer Institute. We look forward to the day when we can point back and say we were part of ending cancer as we know it.”
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University lead by Dr. Druker, launched an unprecedented effort to find smarter, faster ways to detect cancer when the disease is most curable. That effort received a tremendous boost in June 2015, when OHSU completed the Knight Cancer Challenge, raising $500 million in gifts and pledges to earn a matching gift from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny.
In celebration of the June donation pledge, Consumer Cellular surprised more than 1,000 cancer doctors and patients across the country with gifts during the company’s “Live Inspired” social media campaign intended to encourage those who inspire us all in their fight against cancer. The most recent gift was a donation of one toy for every child at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
“Over the past 20 years, we have celebrated company milestones by giving back,” said Marick. “Those donations, and the check we wrote today, wouldn’t have been possible without our customers. We’re thrilled to be honoring them through these impactful gifts.”
The company, founded in 1995 in Portland, Ore., has experienced an average of 35 percent revenue growth year over year since 2006. Consumer Cellular is expected to hit $650 million in revenue this year and $1 billion by 2018.
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About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is a top-rated wireless carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. The company has been an AARP provider since 2008 and offers AARP members special discounts on service. Founded 20 years ago on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 1,200 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation's largest voice and data networks, which covers more than 300 million people – or 99 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular's wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Target and Sears as well as direct to consumers at ConsumerCellular.com or (888) 345-5509. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for six years in a row and has the highest overall customer satisfaction of all mobile carriers, based on Nielsen Mobile Insights survey data during Q2, 2015. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.