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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2008


CONTACT:

Ellen Badger
202-687-5100
eb293@georgetown.edu


Georgetown’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Launches ShopforCancerCures.org to Raise Money for Cancer Research

Cancer Research Alliance center to offer online shopping site featuring great deals and discounts from more than 600 top retailers


Washington, DC – Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 12 world-class cancer centers in the Cancer Research Alliance (CRA), and Mall Networks, the leading provider of merchant-funded loyalty shopping solutions, today announced the launch of a new online shopping mall to raise money for cancer research. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, consumers can now visit www.shopforcancercures.org/ and make purchases from more than 600 leading online merchants.

Customers may designate that a portion of their purchase be used to benefit cancer research done by the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center , part of Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Starting today, consumers can shop at www.shopforcancercures.org/ for their holiday shopping needs and help fight cancer without having to fight a crowd.

Highlights of the online shopping mall include:
• Hundreds of discounts and coupons from more than 600 merchants
• Free shipping offers
• Special, limited-time offers
• Comparison shopping across 20 million products
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the CRA are dedicated to empowering individuals to make a positive change in driving breakthroughs in cancer care.

“This is a win-win situation – consumers can shop for holiday gifts and, at the same time, help raise money to fund innovative cancer research,” says Louis M. Weiner, MD, director, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.“We turned to Mall Networks for this exciting project because we’re confident that its innovative and robust online loyalty shopping solution will make it simple, convenient and enjoyable for people to make a difference in the fight against cancer.”

“We are delighted to support the CRA in its efforts to raise money for these highly regarded cancer centers this holiday season by offering the most innovative and exciting online shopping program for consumers,” adds Ben Kaplan, COO of Mall Networks. “Driving consumers to actively support the CRA is crucial to the success of the Shop for Cancer Cures campaign, and our online shopping program is an effective way to help reach this goal. With this new online mall, we’re proud to help the CRA to simultaneously engage holiday shoppers and accelerate cancer research.”

About Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center , part of Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital , seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington , DC , area. For more information, go to http://lombardi.georgetown.edu .

About The Cancer Research Alliance
The Cancer Research Alliance is comprised of 12 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers representing varying geographic areas of the All of its participating facilities are designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as comprehensive cancer centers—a distinction shared by only 39 institutions in the country. The NCI designation as “comprehensive” acknowledges the breadth, depth and integration of the cancer centers’ laboratory, clinical, and population-based research programs.

About Mall Networks
Mall Networks is the leading provider of merchant-funded loyalty shopping solutions that increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty, and improve member engagement for a range of industries including financial services, card issuers, airline and hospitality, affinity organizations and loyalty programs. Featuring an integrated network of more than 700 world-class online and bricks-and-mortar merchants, Mall Networks' multi-channel shopping solutions and flexible, on-demand platform power personalized online and in-store shopping programs for more than 100 million members. Industry leaders including JPMorgan Chase, Delta, Upromise, Verizon, Shop.org, and Virgin rely on Mall Networks to build loyal, profitable customer relationships. Mall Networks is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. For more information, visit www.mallnetworks.com .

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