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For Immediate Release

Local Non-Profit, American Childhood Cancer Organization, Needs Support to Receive up to $250,000 in Grants from Chase Community Giving

Fans can make a huge impact by voting on Facebook

Kensington, Maryland (September 5th, 2012) - The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), a non-profit dedicated to helping children and their families with cancer is competing with charities nationwide for grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 from the Chase Community Giving program. Voters can help secure their success by voting for ACCO through the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook beginning September 6th.

Through the use of social media, last year the Chase Community Giving program gave more than $20 million dollars to charities nationwide, transferring the power to the public to make a positive impact on their favorite charities. Due to the high public involvement last year, the contest is starting again this Fall, giving hundreds of additional nonprofits, including the American Childhood Cancer Organization the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.

This year's Chase Community Giving program will help smaller and local charities by being limited to 501(c)3 charities with operating budgets under $10 million. The single top eligible charity with most votes receives $250,000 and the remaining 195 top charities earn $10,000 through $100,000 awards, for a total of $5 million dollars in grants.

With the support of local residents and fans, the American Childhood Cancer Organization has the chance to receive much needed resources to make big changes!

Chase customers with an online Chase account and Facebook users can cast their vote from September 6th through September 19th.

 

How You Can Help

You can help ACCO receive up to $250,000 by visiting Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving and casting your vote!

 

About ACCO

The American Childhood Cancer Organization's mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease. ACCO has become a recognized leader both nationally and internationally in the providing pediatric cancer family support.

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