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Crown Imports Raises Over $500,000 for The V Foundation

Crown Imports has raised more than $500,000 in its annual support of The V Foundation for Cancer Research through the collaborative efforts of corporate employees, business partners andCorona fans during the 2012 “Help Find a Cure” donation campaign.

Each spring, Crown Imports and The V Foundation team up to raise awareness and funds for cancer research through Corona’s “Help Find a Cure” retail promotion. The campaign encourages consumers to join Corona Extra, Corona Light and The V Foundation in the fight against cancer by making charitable donations at participating bars, restaurants and store locations, or by visiting the donation page at www.jimmyv.org/findacure.

“Crown Imports, Corona and our wholesaler and retailer partners are proud to have raised more than a half-million dollars in support of The V Foundation’s ongoing quest to find a cure for cancer,” said Bill Hackett, president of Crown Imports, Corona’s exclusive U.S. importer. “It’s a cause we all are very passionate about and we’re truly honored to contribute funds for cancer research.”

This year, Crown Imports aimed to establish a new V Foundation donation benchmark by expanding beyond the consumer promotion and encouraging creative collaboration between its employees and business partners. As a result, Crown received significant monetary contributions toward the “Help Find a Cure” campaign and The V Foundation.

“Help Find a Cure” contributions soared through enhanced participation incentives and corporate outings while Crown business units across the U.S. worked closely with wholesalers, key retailers, and business partners to raise donations.

“On behalf of The V Foundation, we thank Crown Imports, their employees and business partners for their continued support of our work,” added Nick Valvano, chief executive officer of The V Foundation and brother of the late Jim Valvano. “It’s through collaborative efforts like these that keep us pressing forward, reminding us all to never give up hope for a cancer free world.”

Since its inception in 1993, The V Foundation has raised more than $120 million for cancer research. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of its proceeds towards cancer research.