Web host Softlayer (www.softlayer.com), announced on Monday that it will support Tour de Pink 2012. In addition to the financial commitment, the company also provided space in their downtown Houston offices for packet stuffing.
Tour de Pink is one of the major fundraising efforts for The Pink Ribbons Project, a Houston based organization that raises money to fight breast cancer through awareness and educational outreach initiatives. The Pink Ribbons Project supports proper screening for the medically under-served and under-insured population in the Greater Houston Area, and Tour de Pink is the first bike ride in Texas solely benefiting breast cancer awareness and education.
Val Stinson, a Softlayer’s employee who presented this idea to Lance, Softlayer’s CEO, wrote in blog post, “Last year was Tour de Pink’s seventh, and an opportunity opened up for a company to step in as the presenting sponsor for the ride … After about six months of official employment with SoftLayer, I knew one thing for sure: If you have an idea, a plan or a cause that matters to you, it’s your responsibility to take that idea / plan / cause wherever it needs to go to get addressed — whether it’s an opportunity to improve a compliance process or a community cause. I stepped up and brought the idea to SoftLayer’s CEO.”
After the successful 2011 Softlayer is eagerly looking to participate in Tour de Pink 2012!! The date fixed for the event is September 16 .The starting and the end point of the race will be Prairie View A&M University campus. SoftLayer is the major player of this upcoming ride and fundraiser too. The fund will be raised by the registration of individual riders & teams (from Softlayer employees) will be donated towards the noble cause .