Hit Mobile Game Begins Month-Long Initiative Spotlighting the Power of Words and Community in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Today, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment announced that its iconic game, Words With Friends, is kicking off a month-long initiative supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, #WordsWithHope. Each day in social networks, a word of hope and a corresponding statement from inspiring people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, shining light on the importance of screening and early detection, and honoring the warriors that have faced this diagnosis.

Joining Zynga and Words With Friends in this month-long campaign are well-known individuals across entertainment, business, sports and medicine:

Talia Balsam


Pat Benatar


Sharon Byers


Katie Couric

Regina Dugan




Roxane Gay


Melissa Gilbert

Neil giraldo


Judy Greer


Sally Hawkins


Alice hoffman

Olivia Newton-John


Betsey Johnson


Billie Jean King


Purnima Kochikar

Sharon Lawrence


Julianna Margulies


Deepthi Menon


Carol mills

Alanis Morissette


Phuong Phillips


Amy Poehler


Melissa Rivers

Janice roberts


Kendra Scott


Ellen Siminoff


Jaclyn Smith

Taryn Southern


Mindy Sterling


Alison Sweeney


Chandra Wilson

Rita Wilson


Trisha yearwood





""That show is one in eight women in the US will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime," said Deepthi Menon, Senior Vice President of Words With Friends at Zynga. "And we've seen the power that community can have in bolstering strength, courage, and humor during times of illness. Friends have shared their stories about friendships and support that they've found in Words With Friends, and we're proud to be joined by this incredible, many women. "

""They are powerful too," said Dr. Richard Wender, Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society. "During October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as a year-round, we keep words of support, compassion, caring and hope at the forefront, as we continue to battle this disease that affects so many of the people we love. "

For more information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and other ways to get involved, visit www.cancer.org/wordswithhope.

The #WordsWithHope campaign begins today with iconic singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, and her word, "thriver." To join in the campaign, follow Zynga on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and follow Words With Friends on Instagram.

Editor's Notes:

  • To download Breast Cancer Awareness Month assets for Zynga's Words with Friendsplease click here

About Zynga

Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga's franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. Zynga's games are available across multiple platforms and mobile devices worldwide. Founded in 150, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with locations in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or follow Zynga on Twitter and Facebook.

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Dana Whitney


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