The Relay for Life Raises Money for the American Cancer Society

Henderson, Nevada-based payment solutions firm ElitePay Global provides a variety of payment-processing equipment and supplies to its customers. Now a successful and growing business with four nationwide locations in addition to its Nevada headquarters, ElitePay Global is able to allocate a portion of its resources to supporting the American Cancer Society.

The Relay for Life is a program of the American Cancer Society through which local groups can organize 24-hour fundraising events. At these events, teams of people walk around a track in shifts and take part in family activities and entertainment throughout the night. Since the relays are conducted by teams who take turns walking, individual participants do not need to stay for the entire night. Event organizers host fundraisers during the relays, and they also educate community members about cancer prevention.

Relay for Life events are local in scale, but throughout communities in more than 20 countries, over 4 million people participate in the program annually, placing it among the world’s largest cancer-fighting programs.

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Security Training with the PCI Rapid Comply Program

Dedicated to meeting the payment-processing needs of small- and medium-sized merchants, ElitePay Global provides a variety of merchant support information on its website. As a part of this commitment, ElitePay Global directs clients and potential clients to the PCI Rapid Comply resource.

Sponsored by FirstData Corporation, the PCI Rapid Comply program helps merchants operate within the security requirements set forth by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. This organization has compiled a comprehensive set of security requirements that all merchants must meet if they wish to accept payment cards. Merchants must also demonstrate their compliance via a self-completed annual questionnaire and must agree to a quarterly scan of network vulnerability, if risk factors suggest such a review process may be needed.

The PCI Rapid Comply program guides merchants through completion of the questionnaire. The program also includes a scanning tool in support of those vendors who are required to undergo the quarterly scan. Furthermore, the program allows users access to phone, chat, and email support. Any merchant charged a compliance service fee is eligible to use the program; participation fees appear on the merchant’s account statement.