Campbell, CA (May 16, 2011) – Groupware Technology, Inc., a leading information technology solution provider, announced today that it helped to raise funds for the San Jose Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by sponsoring their local walk-a-thon event Saturday May 14th at Kelley Park. As a Premier sponsor, Groupware joined national sponsors American Airlines, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc., Gilead, and Toshiba in a benefit to further critical cystic fibrosis (CF) research, education and care programs. GREAT STRIDES is in its 23rd year and seeks to raise over $40 million in 2011. Funds raised through GREAT STRIDES have helped spur dramatic advances in CF research and care. The predicted median age of survival for individuals with cystic fibrosis has more than doubled in the past 25 years. People with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and young adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. It causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the CF gene.
Groupware Technology, Inc., headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a leading information technology solution provider with offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. The company provides enterprise technology solutions to its customers in commercial, healthcare and government markets. Groupware specializes in storage, security, networking and enterprise systems. For more information, contact (408) 540-0090 or visit groupwaretechnology.com
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. For more information, visit www.cff.org.
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