Highwinds Supports Brain Cancer Awareness with Video Delivery
David Welch, Brain Cancer Survivor, Leverages the Highwinds CDN to Deliver Educational Videos to a Growing Global Audience
WINTER PARK, Fla. – June 30, 2008 – Highwinds Network Group, Inc., a multi-platform IP services and content distribution provider, today announced that it is contributing to 38 Lemon’s mission of raising brain cancer awareness by providing video hosting and delivery services for the organization. David Welch was diagnosed at age 38 with a lemon-sized brain tumor widely considered inoperable. Over the past three years, Welch has documented his journey as a brain cancer survivor on his web site, www.38lemon.com, which reaches and seeks to educate nearly 40,000 new visitors a month and had over 10 million hits in the past year alone. Highwinds is supporting Welch in his efforts by contributing its CDN (Content Delivery Network) services for the delivery of several videos over its high-performance RollingThunder™ network.
“Highwinds is providing the video delivery for 38 Lemon as a public service,” said Steve Miller, president of Highwinds. “Clearly the use of video can be a highly educational tool, and we are pleased to be donating our content delivery services in support of such a worthy cause.”
Welch utilizes the Highwinds CDN to deliver videos to interested individuals anywhere in the world – quickly and reliably. One featured video shows an operation performed by Welch’s surgeon, Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, a highly respected neurosurgeon with the NYU Medical Center and the founder of The Brain Tumor Foundation. Another educational video promoting early detection was provided by this foundation and is also delivered courtesy of Highwinds. The 38 Lemon web site also features Welch’s personal journal, which documents his daily experiences as a brain cancer patient, through surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation.
The Highwinds CDN provides unparalleled performance and value in the delivery of video and other media content over the Internet. Among content delivery networks, the Highwinds CDN sets the pace by offering important advantages in data center peering, real-time analytics, instant account provisioning, rapid content deployment, complete content control, massive scalability, and other critical differentiators. It consists of Highwinds’ global RollingThunder network and its StrikeTracker™ media manager, which puts actionable data at users’ fingertips.
“It has been three and a half years since my diagnosis, and reaching a growing worldwide audience through 38 Lemon says much about increasing brain cancer awareness from a patient’s perspective,” said David Welch. “Highwinds has created software and tools to deliver educational media that supports our mission, and I am very grateful to have their software, services and CDN platform for running our media.”
About 38 Lemon, Inc.
38 Lemon (www.38lemon.com) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of “Brain Cancer Awareness – From a Patient’s Perspective.” Diagnosed at 38 with a lemon-sized brain tumor widely considered inoperable, David Welch has documented his journey since then. 38 Lemon is not a medical web site. Rather, it is the experience of one brain cancer patient, from first surgery, chemo, second surgery, and radiation and chemo.
About Highwinds Network Group, Inc.
Highwinds is a leader in multi-platform IP services, file replication, and content delivery software and services. Since 2002, Highwinds has provided for the advancement of a variety of technologies – including messaging bus architecture, network management, distributed file systems and content routing methods. The Highwinds CDN leverages the company’s high-performance RollingThunder™ network and user-friendly StrikeTracker™ media manager and reporting dashboard to globally deliver content, videos, live events and other media. It sets the pace among content delivery networks by offering advantages in data center peering, real-time analytics, instant account provisioning, complete content control and massive scalability. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains 21 data centers throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.highwinds.com.
RollingThunder and StrikeTracker are trademarks of Highwinds Network Group, Inc.