WINTER PARK, Fla., June 30 Highwinds Network Group, Inc.,a multi-platform IP services and content distribution provider, todayannounced that it is contributing to 38 Lemon's mission of raising braincancer awareness by providing video hosting and delivery services for theorganization. David Welch was diagnosed at age 38 with a lemon-sized braintumor widely considered inoperable. Over the past three years, Welch hasdocumented his journey as a brain cancer survivor on his web site,www.38lemon.com, which reaches and seeks to educate nearly 40,000 new visitorsa month and had over 10 million hits in the past year alone. Highwinds issupporting Welch in his efforts by contributing its CDN (Content DeliveryNetwork) services for the delivery of several videos over its high-performanceRollingThunder(TM) network.
"Highwinds is providing the video delivery for 38 Lemon as a publicservice," said Steve Miller, president of Highwinds. "Clearly the use of videocan be a highly educational tool, and we are pleased to be donating ourcontent delivery services in support of such a worthy cause."
Welch utilizes the Highwinds CDN to deliver videos to interestedindividuals anywhere in the world -- quickly and reliably. One featured videoshows an operation performed by Welch's surgeon, Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, ahighly respected neurosurgeon with the NYU Medical Center and the founder ofThe Brain Tumor Foundation. Another educational video promoting earlydetection was provided by this foundation and is also delivered courtesy ofHighwinds. The 38 Lemon web site also features Welch's personal journal, whichdocuments his daily experiences as a brain cancer patient, through surgeries,chemotherapy and radiation.
The Highwinds CDN provides unparalleled performance and value in thedelivery of video and other media content over the Internet. Among contentdelivery networks, the Highwinds CDN sets the pace by offering importantadvantages in data center peering, real-time analytics, instant accountprovisioning, rapid content deployment, complete content control, massivescalability, and other critical differentiators. It consists of Highwinds'global RollingThunder network and its StrikeTracker(TM) media manager, whichputs actionable data at users' fingertips.
"It has been three and a half years since my diagnosis, and reaching agrowing worldwide audience through 38 Lemon says much about increasing braincancer awareness from a patient's perspective," said David Welch. "Highwindshas created software and tools to deliver educational media that supports ourmission, and I am very grateful to have their software, services and CDNplatform for running our media."
About 38 Lemon, Inc.
38 Lemon (www.38lemon.com) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with amission of "Brain Cancer Awareness -- From a Patient's Perspective." Diagnosedat 38 with a lemon-sized brain tumor widely considered inoperable, David Welchhas 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, andcontent delivery software and services. Since 2002, Highwinds has provided forthe advancement of a variety of technologies -- including messaging busarchitecture, network management, distributed file systems and content routingmethods. The Highwinds CDN leverages the company's high-performanceRollingThunder(TM) network and user-friendly StrikeTracker(TM) media managerand reporting dashboard to globally deliver content, videos, live events andother media. It sets the pace among content delivery networks by offeringadvantages in data center peering, real-time analytics, instant accountprovisioning, complete content control and massive scalability