Welcome!

News Feed Item

gigg.com Partners with Run4Philippines.com in Race to Aid Disaster Relief

gigg.com announced today that it will partner with Run4Philippines.com and Provo Live to host a 5k and 10k race and charity concert event. The funds raised will be donated to Globus Relief International, who will provide aid to those affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

"I can't think of a better excuse for a doing a race in January," said gigg CEO Scott Warner. "They have lost so much, the least we can do is put on our jackets and go for a jog."

The race will occur on January 4, 2014 in downtown Provo. Members of the Provo and surrounding communities are encouraged to register and, in addition to the race, there will be several other events to raise money. For the “Polar Bear Plunge” participants will leap into a freezing pool of water for an additional donation by sponsors, while the “Snowball Blast” offers contestant the chance to win fantastic prizes.

"It's great to see Utah come together and support those devastated in the Philippines," Utah Senator Mike Lee said, "it shows the character of the people who live in this State."

In addition to the race and fundraising, local musicians have the opportunity to compete head-to-head for the opportunity to perform at the event. Videos can be submitted to gigg.com where fans can vote for their favorites. At the end of voting, four winners will be selected to play on stage at the Run4Philippines charity event.

"Running for such a cause is the perfect way to start off the New Year," said Ash Robinson, the president of Globus Relief. "This is a great opportunity to assist those who have suffered and continue to suffer the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan."

To learn more, make a donation, or register for the race visit run4philippines.com.
To submit a video in the competition visit gigg.com/tour/philippinescharityrun.

About gigg: gigg provides its users a way to express, promote, and discover music in all forms. gigg is focused on discovering the greatest musicians in the world while allowing fan participation in the discovery process. Through a series of online competitions, winners are selected by mainstream artists and the user community to receive prizes or a chance to play on stage in front of large audiences at some of the hottest venues with the biggest names in the music industry. Download the free gigg app here: gigg.com/download.

About Run4Philippines.com: Run4Philippines.com is an organized humanitarian effort to assist those who have suffered from the devastation and ruin cause by Typhoon Haiyan. Our purpose is to bring the community together and give everyone an opportunity to make a difference. Our goal is to help with the reconstruction of a depleted infrastructure, as well as to feed, sustain, and support the Philippine people in any way we deem possible. Please visit http://run4philippines.com to register and help those who are in desperate need of our assistance.

About Globus Relief International: Globus Relief International is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides healthcare solutions for charitable missions around the world. The processing and sorting center at its Salt Lake City-based headquarters prevents millions of pounds of medical surplus from entering landfills each year. Globus Relief also provides logistical support for overseas transportation of humanitarian resources for its network of over 300 partners worldwide. Since 1996, Globus Relief has served communities in over 130 countries on six continents. For more information on Globus Relief International please call (801) 977-0444 or visit www.GlobusRelief.org.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In the fast-paced advances and popularity in cloud technology, one of the most critical factors revolves around concerns for security of your critical data. How to assure both your company and your customers they can confidently trust and utilize your cloud environment is most often top on the list. There is a method to evaluating and providing security that exceeds conventional modes of protecting data both within the cloud as well externally on mobile and other devices. With the public failure...
Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers, but change is difficult. How do enterprises transform their architecture with technologies like containers without losing the reliable components of their current solutions? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Tony Campbell, Director, Educational Services at CoreOS, will explore the challenges organizations are facing today as they move to containers and go over how Kubernetes applications can deploy with lega...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbui...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reducti...
As people view cloud as a preferred option to build IT systems, the size of the cloud-based system is getting bigger and more complex. As the system gets bigger, more people need to collaborate from design to management. As more people collaborate to create a bigger system, the need for a systematic approach to automate the process is required. Just as in software, cloud now needs DevOps. In this session, the audience can see how people can solve this issue with a visual model. Visual models ha...
Microsoft Azure Container Services can be used for container deployment in a variety of ways including support for Orchestrators like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos. However, the abstraction for app development that support application self-healing, scaling and so on may not be at the right level. Helm and Draft makes this a lot easier. In this primarily demo-driven session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, a Cloud Solutions Architect/Evangelist at Microsoft, wi...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, will discuss some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he’ll go over some of the best practices for structured team migr...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will discuss how from store operations...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http:...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...
Transforming cloud-based data into a reportable format can be a very expensive, time-intensive and complex operation. As a SaaS platform with more than 30 million global users, Cornerstone OnDemand’s challenge was to create a scalable solution that would improve the time it took customers to access their user data. Our Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) process vastly reduced data time-to-availability from 24 hours to just 10 minutes. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Mark Goldin, Chief Technolo...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...