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October 12, 2007

Sprint Nextel Hosts a DNA LifePrint Child Safety Event at the Baylor Woodson/Meek Gymnasium in Inkster

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2007--As a service to the local community, Sprint Nextel is holding a DNA LifePrint Child Safety Event, endorsed by John Walsh, America's Trusted Name in Fighting Crime, at the Baylor Woodson/Meek Gymnasium, 28865 Carlysle, Inkster, MI 48141, on Saturday, October 13th, from 9:30AM - 2:00PM.

This safety program offers parents a new Biometric Fingerprinting & DNA Identification Kit recommended by the FBI and The Department of Justice.

Biometrics is the newest and most advanced technology available today for obtaining fingerprints. This is the same equipment presently used by Federal Agencies, Law Enforcement, and the US Military. Law Enforcement professionals know that time is critical in the recovery of a missing child. The Biometric Technology this program brings to parents allow for their child's fingerprints to be immediately submitted into the FBI Database as soon as they are reported missing. When the child's fingerprints are entered into the FBI Database, the fingerprints become immediately available to all law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Sprint Nextel Area Vice President, Kim Green-Kerr said, "We all have a responsibility to keep our children safe. Sprint Nextel is proud to host this important safety event for neighborhood parents."

At the event, parents will receive the following items FREE of charge:

  • an FBI Certified Biometric 10 Digit Fingerprint Profile.
  • a high resolution full color Digital Photograph of your child.
  • a Child Safety Journal which will provide law enforcement officials with all the necessary vital information and other important facts they will need immediately after a child is reported missing.
  • a Home DNA Identification Kit that is easy to use and lasts through generations.

After each child goes through the line, parents are handed a Child Safety Journal (which contains the Biometric Fingerprints and Digital Photo) and a DNA Kit. The DNA Kit contains detailed instructions on how to use the DNA Kit at home. The only record of the visit is handed to the parents to take home. The event sponsor keeps no records on file. Parents will also be given a copy of John Walsh's Child Safety Tips. It is recommended by child safety experts and law enforcement officials that all information provided at this Child Safety Program be updated every six months.

If a child becomes missing, parents greatly increase their chance of quickly recovering their child if they immediately provide an FBI certified Biometric 10-Digit Fingerprint Profile, a DNA sample, a high resolution full color photograph, and current statistical information.

Parents Please Bring Your Children to this FREE Child Safety Program. For more information, please call Timra Stump, DNA Life Print at (757) 270-3337.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 54 million customers at the end of the second quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

CONTACT: Sprint Nextel Corporation
Karen Bieniek, Marketing Manager, 248-893-8811

SOURCE: Sprint Nextel



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