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Ford Motor Company Sponsors Athletes for Life Foundation

Date : 01/22/2008 @ 9:20AM
Source : PR Newswire (US)
Stock : Ford Motor Co. (DE) (F)
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Ford Motor Company Sponsors Athletes for Life Foundation

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Athletes for Life Foundation ("AFL"), representing such legends as Jimmy Brown, Joe Theismann, Rick Barry, Anthony Munoz -- and dozens of other Hall of Fame athletes from every area of sports and all demographics -- has announced that it has reached a sponsorship accord with Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) with respect to AFL's corporate charter of eradicating late-stage cardiovascular disease. The details of the sponsorship accord have not been disclosed, and -- as well -- are private as between the two corporations. Willie Gault -- AFL's Founder -- commented: "We are extremely pleased and excited that the legendary Ford Motor Company has had the vision and foresight to assist in AFL's furious quest to change the way cardiovascular disease is monitored and treated. To have perhaps America's most legendary company, Ford, assisting the legends that make-up Athletes for Life is quite gratifying indeed. With the use of the Signalife technologies, we will be able to make the time for change now. The public is advised to keep a close eye on upcoming press releases regarding initial and upcoming events as AFL rolls out its health care machine at which point we will level the playing field for the benefit of our sponsors, constituents and supporters." About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company and its subsidiaries design, develop, manufacture, and service cars, trucks, and parts worldwide. The company operates through two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector sells cars, trucks, and parts under Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Aston Martin brand names. This sector markets its products through retail dealers in North America, and through distributors and dealers outside of North America. In addition, it sells cars and trucks to dealers for sale to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. This sector also provides a range of after-the-sale vehicle services and products, maintenance and light repair, heavy repair, collision, vehicle accessories, and extended service warranty. The Finance Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers worldwide. It offers retail financing, wholesale financing, and other financing, such as making loans to dealers for working capital, improvements to dealership facilities, and the acquisition and refinancing of dealership real estate. This sector services the finance receivables and leases that it originates and purchases, makes loans to affiliates, purchases receivables, and provides insurance services related to its financing programs. The company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan. About Athletes for Life Foundation Athletes for Life is a Non-Profit Foundation containing dozens of famous role models and athletes who are tired of having their friends die at early ages -- or have invasive heart procedures -- when there is no reason for our advanced society to be so backward. AFL is committed to -- and does in fact - - bring new technologies to healthcare, it brings life mobiles to communities so that health care comes to the masses and not visa versa, it provides foundational support for health care facilities and hospitals, and "levels the playing field" for all demographic groups of cultures through competent health care facilities and education with the role models and athletes who have made our lives unique in decades of professional sports. About Signalife Signalife, Inc. is a life sciences company focused on the monitoring and detection of disease through continuous biomedical signal monitoring. Signalife uses its patented signal technology to design and develop medical devices that simplify and reduce the costs of diagnostic testing and patient monitoring in an ambulatory setting. Signalife is publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol SGN. The website for the company is http://www.signalife.com/. Clear Data. Trusted Results. Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this release that are not strictly historical are "forward- looking" statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause Signalife's actual results in the future to differ materially from expected results. Factors which could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, failure to complete the development and introduction of heart monitoring and other biomedical devices incorporating Signalife's technology, failure to obtain federal or state regulatory approvals governing heart monitoring and other biomedical devices incorporating Signalife's technology, inability to obtain physician, patient or insurance acceptance of for heart monitoring and other biomedical incorporating Signalife's technology, and the unavailability of financing to complete management's plans and objectives, including the development of heart monitoring and other biomedical incorporating Signalife's technology. These risks are qualified in their entirety by cautionary language and risk factors set forth and to be further described in Signalife's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. DATASOURCE: Signalife, Inc. CONTACT: Kevin Kading for Signalife, Inc., +1-212-918-4606 Web site: http://www.signalife.com/

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