Verizon Wireless Celebrates 2nd Year As Official Wireless Sponsor of Phoenix Race For The Cure

Verizon Wireless Celebrates 2nd Year As Official Wireless Sponsor of Phoenix Race For The Cure

New Customers Receive 100 Free Minutes with Race for the Cure Registration

October 2, 2001




Verizon Wireless today announced that it is the official wireless sponsor for the ninth annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure to be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. As part of its sponsorship, Verizon Wireless will offer an additional 100 free minutes with any new digital service activation at any Phoenix area Verizon Wireless store to customers who register for the race by Oct. 13.

"Verizon Wireless is proud to once again help contribute to the success of an event that is so important to our community," said Ralph Martinez, president of Verizon Wireless' Desert Mountain region.

Proceeds from the race go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Research Program as well as other life-saving breast health education, screening, diagnosis and treatment services for Arizona women.

Registration forms for the Race for the Cure are available at all Verizon Wireless locations in metro Phoenix. For a complete listing of locations, visit the "store locator" tool at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.