YP℠ Teams Up with American Cancer Society to Support Relay For Life


YP, a leading local marketing solutions provider, announced today a new corporate initiative to partner with the American Cancer Society to support the Society’s Relay For Life®. Relay For Life is the largest annual not-for-profit fundraising event in the world, taking place in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries.

With offices in 35 states and nearly 6,000 employees nationwide, YP will help organize team member, customer and consumer participation in Relay For Life events as part of a powerful fundraising campaign.

Additionally, YP has launched a mobile download campaign to further activate this major initiative, which will be promoted online and via social media. Starting today and through June 30, YP will contribute $1 to the Society each time someone downloads the free YP℠ mobile app via http://ypfightscancer.com**. Donations associated with these efforts will help fund cancer research, patient services and education about prevention and early detection.

YP’s partnership with the American Cancer Society is being driven by “YP Cares,” YP’s growing corporate community, wellness and giving program. YP Cares is the heart of the YP culture in action and as the company’s charitable, volunteer, in-kind giving and disaster relief umbrella, focusing on the themes of community, wellness and environment. YP Cares strives to create opportunities that empower team members to make a difference in their own lives and the world around them. Other YP Cares programs benefit Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross and Keep America Beautiful.

“YP is honored to work with the American Cancer Society and support Relay for Life as the program is a natural fit with the mission of YP Cares,” said John Vernagus, YP’s Chief Culture and Communications Officer. “We’re also proud to have this opportunity to rally together for a common cause and, most of all, drive a collective impact on the fight against cancer.”

“The American Cancer Society is grateful for the support of YP and their employees across the country,” said Shari Henning, executive vice president of the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division. “Supporters like YP help us advance our efforts to save lives and help people facing cancer.”

More information about YP’s fundraising efforts can be found on the company’s team page or by following YP Cares on Twitter.


About YP

YP is a leading local marketing solutions provider in the U.S. dedicated to helping local businesses and communities grow. YP’s flagship consumer brands include the popular YP℠ app and YP.com, which are used by more than 70 million visitors each month in the U.S. (Internal Data, January 2015). YP solutions include online presence, local search, display advertising and direct marketing. YP solutions and services are backed by thousands of media consultants and customer service professionals in local markets across the U.S. with relationships spanning more than half a million advertisers. For more information on YP, visit us at http://corporate.yp.com. Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YP and on Twitter: @YP.

*YP Internal Data, January 2015, representing monthly visitors.
**YP will contribute $1 to the Society up to a maximum contribution of $45,000.

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