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Friday, May 20, 2005

Just received a press release this morning that HP and AMD have partnered with the LAF to market a special HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC, a one-of-a-kind consumer PC that bears the LIVESTRONG(TM) message and a reproduction of Lance Armstrong's autograph. Fifty dollars from each HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research and survivorship.

In addition to the $50 that the LAF will receive from each notebook, HP has purchased yellow LIVESTRONG wristbands to be packaged with yellow stereo ear buds with every notebook. To further support the cause, AMD and HP plan to donate notebooks for use in LAF-funded cancer survivorship centers throughout the United States. In addition, the two companies are inviting PC buyers to join the battle against cancer by matching or exceeding the $50 per unit for the LAF.

The HP Special Edition L2000 notebook series allows consumers to enjoy "performance at the speed of life" with high-speed wireless, enhanced virus protection (1), powerful 64-bit computing with AMD Turion 64 mobile technology and extended battery life -- all in a lightweight and stylish HP design. To show its full support of the program, AMD has made a two-year commitment to help generate a minimum of $4 million for the LAF from this initiative.

The HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC is expected to be available for purchase starting in June via www.hpshopping.com or by calling 888-999-4747, and beginning in July at select retail stores throughout the United States. For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/livestrong or www.amd.com/livestrong.

2 Comments:

  • That's great that companies are getting behind the effort.

    Claim Jumper's restaurant in Roseville, CA recently fired an employee who refused to give up the yellow Livestrong bracelet. The backlash was huge and Claim Jumpers has made things better. Here's a statement they issued..."Claim Jumper Restaurants would like to apologize for the misunderstandings caused by this matter. We are making a $10,000 contribution to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. That is the equivalent of buying one bracelet for each of our employees, and one bracelet celebrating someone they know who has fought bravely against cancer."

    By Anonymous Mark, At 7:59 AM  

  • Yeah - I've been folowing this. What the Claim Jumper management didn't know when they fired the employee was that his step-father is an attorney. I think they changed their tune real fast when they heard the words "lawsuit". Incidentially, they offered the guy his job back and he declned....

    By Blogger velogal, At 9:05 AM  

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