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AMD and HP Team with Lance Armstrong Foundation to Help People with Cancer Live Strong
Lance Armstrong Foundation to Benefit from Sales of HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC Powered by AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile TechnologySUNNYVALE, CALIF.-May 20, 2005
AMD (NYSE: AMD) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced a joint initiative to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with cancer live strong.
AMD and HP, working closely with the LAF, have developed the HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC, a one-of-a-kind consumer PC that bears the LIVESTRONG™ message and a reproduction of Lance Armstrong's autograph. Fifty dollars from each HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC will go to the LAF to help the Foundation fund its public health, advocacy, research and education initiatives for people with cancer.
To show its full support of the program, AMD has made a two-year commitment to generate a minimum of $4 million for the LAF from this initiative.
"In my battle with cancer, I learned that knowledge is power and attitude is everything," said Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, champion cyclist and founder of the LAF. "Empowerment plays an important role in dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and technology provides a way for patients and their loved ones to take control by arming themselves with information."
"At AMD, we are inspired by Lance's perseverance to overcome great odds, and impressed by his ability to effectively employ the power of technology. We are excited by the opportunity to help empower the LAF and the community it serves using our technology and our established alliances with HP and Lance Armstrong," said Henri Richard, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, AMD. "In addition to benefits that the Foundation will receive, PC buyers from all walks of life will benefit from mobile performance enabled by HP ingenuity and the power of AMD Turion 64 mobile technology."
"HP and AMD have come together to create a distinctive, high-performance, thin and light notebook PC," said Mark Sanchez, Vice President, North America Consumer Computing, HP. "The introduction of the HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC allows consumers to support a worthy cause while they stay connected with friends and family via secure mobile computing."
LAF programs include public health initiatives, community programs, advocacy, research grants and education, including the LIVESTRONG™ Resource for Cancer Survivors.
"More than 10 million Americans are currently living with, through and beyond cancer," said Mitch Stoller, President and C.E.O. of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. "The LAF recognizes efforts of HP and AMD to join the battle against cancer."
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.
HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC
The HP Special Edition L2000 notebook series allows consumers to enjoy "performance at the speed of life" with high-speed wireless, enhanced virus protection , powerful 64-bit computing with AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology and extended battery life - all in a lightweight and stylish HP design.
The HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC is expected to be available for purchase starting in June via http://www.hpshopping.com or by calling +1 888 999 4747, and beginning in July at select retail stores throughout the United States. For more information, please visit: http://www.amd.com/livestrong.
About the Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation believes that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis we provide the practical information and tools people battling cancer need to live strong. We serve our mission through public health, advocacy, research and education, including the LIVESTRONG™ Resource for cancer survivors. The LAF was founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong and is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.laf.org and http://www.LIVESTRONG.org.
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