slotRadio Card Profits To Help Fund Music in Schools
Milpitas, California, December 1, 2009 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that its new philanthropic effort is getting a little musical help from Aerosmith's Joe Perry. For every SanDisk slotRadio™ card purchased now through January 31, 2010, SanDisk will donate $1 to the GRAMMY Foundation® to help support their GRAMMY in the Schools® music education programs for high school students. Perry is working with SanDisk to help raise money for the GRAMMY Foundation and build awareness of the programs it offers to expose young people to careers in music and to recognize excellence in music education.
Perry is the co-founding member, principal co-songwriter, lead guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith. He also just released his fifth solo CD "Have Guitar, Will Travel," to critical acclaim on October 6. The Joe Perry Project is currently touring the nation in support of his new album.
"Even though technology has made music a lot more accessible, it sometimes gets in the way of the artist - fan relationship," says Joe Perry. "But SanDisk's slotRadio card and player takes the cumbersome technology out of the way because it's so easy to use. And the fact that part of the proceeds are going to the GRAMMY Foundation and helping to bring music back into the schools is something that I can't say enough about. It's great to be a part of this."
slotRadio cards give consumers instant access to some of their favorite styles of music, including Rock, Country, Oldies, Hip Hop/R&B, Latin and Classical. Each card contains several hand-crafted playlists featuring songs from Billboard® and other music charts' artists. The plug-and-play slotRadio music cards are designed to deliver easy music enjoyment and can be paired with SanDisk's Sansa® Clip+, Sansa® Fuze™ and slotRadio music players. slotRadio cards are sold at RadioShack® and Best Buy stores nationwide, as well as online at slotRadio.com. For more information on the SanDisk® Sansa product line, visit www.sansa.com.
For more information, visit slotRadio.com/JoePerry.
SanDisk Corporation is the global leader in flash memory cards, from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
About The GRAMMY Foundation
The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture - from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of the future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.
© 2009 SanDisk Corporation. SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and Sansa are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. slotRadio is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder (s).
For every SanDisk slotRadio™ card purchased through 1-31-10, SanDisk will donate $1 to the GRAMMY Foundation®, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, to help keep music programs in school. This contribution is not tax deductible. SanDisk/GRAMMY Foundation, The GRAMMY Foundation name, mark, and logo are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company or individual.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product introductions, applications, markets, and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new markets that we are targeting, our products may not perform as expected and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K/A and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.
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