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May 1, 2009
|Saia's Susan G. Komen for the Cure Campaign Concludes|
Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) on the Road with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a unique yearlong breast cancer awareness campaign, wrapped up in Nashville, Tenn. recently.
Saia, a leading less-than-truckload carrier, dedicated a 53 foot working trailer in May 2008 to raise awareness about the disease. Over the last 12 months, the trailer traveled nearly 14,000 miles through 32 states and made stops at 41 of the company's 148 terminals. At each stop, the trailer operated as a working city trailer making deliveries and pick-ups.
In addition to the trailer, a special Website was developed as part of the campaign. Every time a visitor to the site clicked the Saia/Komen logo, Saia donated money to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The Website received nearly 60,000 clicks and Saia has donated $40,000 to the foundation.
While remarkable advances have been made in the fight against breast cancer, the search for a cure continues. Susan G. Komen for the Cure estimates that this year alone, 192,370 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection still plays a key role in lowering the risk of mortality.
"Everyone at Saia is tremendously proud of the campaign and the impact it had in the communities where the trailer traveled," said Saia's Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service Sally Buchholz. "We are thankful to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and we hope Saia has, even in some small way, increased people's awareness about this insidious disease."
About Saia, Inc.
Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) is a less-than-truckload provider of regional, interregional and guaranteed services covering 34 states. Saia is home to the industry-leading Xtreme Guarantee product, which guarantees total customer satisfaction from pick-up through invoicing. Saia offers complete North American coverage through partner agreements. With headquarters in Johns Creek, Ga., and a network of 148 terminals, the carrier employs 7,400 people. For more information on Saia, visit the Saia Web site at www.saia.com.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, Nancy's promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find a cure. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, they have invested $1 billion, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.