November 10, 2009
InfinityQS Recognized for $1 Million Commitment to St. Jude
Provider of quality control solutions pledges a $1 million donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This donation was recognized with the dedication of a research lab at the hospital.
Memphis, TN - November 11, 2009 - InfinityQS® International was recently recognized for its $1 million commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.
A lab in the hospital's Infectious Diseases Department was dedicated in recognition of InfinityQS' leadership and support on Oct. 22, 2009. InfinityQS' Chief Executive Officer, Michael A. Lyle, and Chief Financial Officer, B.K. Im, were among the guests who toured the lab and the hospital during the recognition event.
InfinityQS offers quality control solutions that help manufacturers reduce scrap, comply with regulations and standards and meet customer requirements. The leading SPC software provider, based in Chantilly, Va., is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009.
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InfinityQS CFO B.K. Im and CEO Michael A. Lyle at the Hope for New Discovery lab dedication at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
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B.K. Im, Richard Webby, Ph.D., and Michael A. Lyle at the Hope for New Discovery lab dedication at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
"InfinityQS' ongoing commitment to St. Jude's lifesaving mission means so much as we continue our efforts to find cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases," said Boyd Spencer, Senior Philanthropic Advisor for ALSAC / St. Jude. "This is a gift to children in communities everywhere, because the groundbreaking research and lifesaving treatment at St. Jude is freely shared with doctors and scientists throughout the world."
St. Jude physicians and scientists, working together under one roof, have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today. The survival rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has risen from just 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today.
In addition to this $1million commitment, InfinityQS is asking its customers and partners to contribute. The company has set up its own donation page to facilitate this cause.
About St. Jude
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, visit the company's website at www.stjude.org.