July 27, 2009
InfinityQS Sponsors St. Jude Memphis Marathon
Software Company Supports Pediatric Research and Treatment
Chantilly, VA - July 28, 2009 - InfinityQS® International, the leading provider of real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, today announced its sponsorship of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The software company chose St. Jude for its noble mission and groundbreaking progress in the field of pediatric cancer and catastrophic diseases.
The St. Jude Memphis Marathon and associated events will take place on Dec. 5, 2009 in Memphis, Tenn. Athletes can choose to participate in a marathon, half marathon, or 5K race. A group of InfinityQS employees will show their support for St. Jude by running in these events. The company also encourages other organizations and individuals to support St. Jude by contributing financially or by participating in the events of the marathon weekend.
"Many of us are fortunate enough to have children who are healthy, but that is not always the case," said Michael A. Lyle, president and CEO of InfinityQS. "It is our responsibility to continue to support the organization that is doing everything it can to help these children and their families, and sponsoring the St. Jude Memphis Marathon is just another opportunity for us to do so while also getting our employees involved and encouraging others to do so as well."
"Running a marathon is an incredible experience, and I am thankful every day that I am healthy enough to maintain an active lifestyle," said Elizabeth Goldman, director of marketing at InfinityQS and marathon participant. "My hope is that the children of St. Jude will also be able to celebrate their health and freedom from illness. I'm proud to say that I work for a company that is committed to supporting such an important mission."
As an associate sponsor of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, InfinityQS representatives will be touring the St. Jude Research Hospital and reaching out to members of the Memphis community at the Marathon Expo on Dec. 4.
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. For more information on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, visit the company's website at www.stjude.org.