Since we have started blogging, a number of companies have approached us in regards to using or endorsing their products. Up until this point, we have been reluctant to accept many of these invitations because we do not have enough experience to fully support them (although as our baby gets older and we use more of these products, we will be sure to share our favorites). However, today we received an email from Allstate Insurance Company with a proposal we couldn’t refuse to share with you all.
Allstate has launched a campaign to help support a program called “Autism Speaks.” Autism Speaks is the world’s largest autism advocacy organization, raising over $160 million to research and developing new resources for families. This organization funds the research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism, increasing awareness, and advocating for people and family members of people on the autism spectrum.
Allstate Insurance Company announced the launch of the “Quotes for Autism Speaks” program to help raise money for the Autism Speaks organization. As part of the program, Allstate will donate $10 to Autism Speaks for every insurance quote that is completed between now and December 14, 2011 with the goal of raising $500,000 for the cause. Quotes may be obtained online atAutismSpeaks.org/Allstate or by calling 866-998-4488 and mentioning the program.
This is a very meaningful program for Allstate as Allstate executive vice president, marketing & sales operations, Mark LaNeve, is the father to twin boys with autism. You can see him talk about his family and the program here: video.
If you are looking for a new insurance policy, or just want to compare prices to see if you can get a better deal, please consider calling Allstate for a quote before December 14. There is no better time to do so.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I have included this Press Release for more information:
Allstate “Quotes for Autism Speaks” Aims to Raise $500,000
Initiative to support research for causes, prevention and treatment of autism
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 15, 2011 – According to autism statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one in 110 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism – a 600 percent increase in the past two decades. To help address this trend and support autism research and advocacy efforts, Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) announced the launch of the “Quotes for Autism Speaks” program. As part of the program, Allstate will donate $10 to Autism Speaks for every insurance quote that is completed between November 14 and December 14, 2011, with the goal of raising $500,000 for the cause.
Individuals who receive an insurance quote will help Allstate reach the $500,000 goal and help change the future for those who struggle with autism. Quotes may be obtained online at AutismSpeaks.org/Allstate or by calling 866-998-4488.
“As a father of twin boys with autism, I recognize the magnitude of autism research, advocacy and outreach and the need to support families and individuals impacted by this disorder every day,” said Mark LaNeve, Allstate executive vice president, marketing & sales operations, who also serves on the board of directors for Autism Speaks. “Through Allstate’s support of this cause, we look forward to engaging families and communities to bring a stronger voice to Autism Speaks and support their mission.”
An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are affected by autism. This year, more children will be diagnosed with autism than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.
“We are extremely grateful to Allstate for its commitment to raise awareness and funds for the autism community,” said Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks. “’Quotes for Autism Speaks’ is a wonderful program that has the potential to touch the lives of countless families affected by autism. We encourage everyone to show their support and contact Allstate for their free quote.”
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.