AccuWeather Awarded with American Cancer Society Corporate Excellence Award

August 04, 2010; 1:46 PM
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AccuWeather Reaffirms 20-year Commitment to the American Cancer Society

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. August 4, 2010 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announced it is the recipient of the American Cancer Society's Pennsylvania Division Corporate Excellence Award, 2009 for its ongoing contribution to the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser. The award was presented to AccuWeather on July 29, 2010 in a ceremony at its headquarters in State College, Pa.

"The Corporate Excellence Award recognizes a company's complete support of the society through fundraising, volunteerism, and employee engagement," said Mike Neal, Vice President of Division Field Operations for the American Cancer Society. "My hope is that other companies will look to someone like AccuWeather and say, 'we would like to be like that.'"

For nearly 20 years, AccuWeather has served as the Premier Sponsor of the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days fundraiser for Centre County, Pa. - while also actively participating in fundraising efforts.

"The American Cancer Society focuses on saving lives and AccuWeather's mission is saving lives and protecting property," said AccuWeather Chief Executive Officer, Barry Myers. "It makes perfect sense for a company like ours to support the mission of the American Cancer Society since we both focus on saving lives, just in different ways."

AccuWeather.com strives to be a contributing member of the community. It provides support through event sponsorships and contributions of time, space, materials, and money. In addition to the American Cancer Society, AccuWeather.com partners with the Centre County Make-A-Wish® Gala, American Red Cross, Toys for Tots, Penn State Dance Marathon, First Night State College, Central PA Arts Festival, and the Penn State Meteorology Department Weather Camp.

AccuWeather.com also has an internal wellness program that provides information and resources on health related issues for employees.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, the ABC-Owned Television Station Group, and washingtonpost.com. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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