Go Daddy Donates Video for Charity Motorcycle Ride

September 22, 2010

2nd annual Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Poker Run set for Oct. 23

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — You know them for their Super Bowl commercials, but the creative folks from Go Daddy, the world’s largest Web hosting provider and top domain name registrar, also just wrapped production on a new video promoting the Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Poker Run.

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Go Daddy and its CEO and Founder Bob Parsons donated their resources to support the Oct. 23 charity motorcycle ride supporting the Virginia G. Piper Cancer at Scottsdale Healthcare. They’ve also pledged to match event proceeds up to $10,000, and Go AZ Motorcycles is offering the opportunity for participants to win a $20,000 motorcycle.

Scottsdale Healthcare staff member and cancer survivor Shannon Alexander stars in the video, along with other hospital employees and former patients who are cancer survivors, members of the poker run event committee and Parsons himself.

“Shooting the video was a lot of fun. We had really fun people, a fun story line, and of course anything with a motorcycle is fun,” said Shannon, who works in Biomedical Engineering at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. Watch the video online at www.youtube.com/ScottsdaleHealthcare or register to ride at www.shc.org/pokerrun.

Poker run proceeds benefit the cancer center’s Gift of Life Lodging Program, a partnership with Country Inns and Suites that offers courtesy lodging to eligible patients in treatment at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

Presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, the poker run honors the late Rob Moy, an avid biker, Desert Storm veteran and 14-year Scottsdale Healthcare employee. Moy generated the idea of a poker run to benefit the Gift of Life Lodging Program and spearheaded the event before losing his life in a 2009 motorcycle accident.

Cancer patients often travel to Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare from throughout Arizona, the U.S. and beyond for treatment including clinical trials of new cancer drugs. The center is earning an international reputation for its innovations in cancer treatment.

“Medical advances have led to many breakthrough cancer treatments, but accessing these medical wonders sometimes causes hardships for patients and their families. That’s why the Gift of Life Lodging Program was launched,” explains Joanne Gain, vice president at Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.

“Rob’s vision and legacy will continue through the poker run and benefit others for years to come,” says Gain.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare opened in 2001 as the first major cancer center in greater Phoenix, offering comprehensive cancer research, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support services in a single location on the campus of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.

Last year’s inaugural poker run attracted more than 200 riders and kudos for a well run event. “Our riders had a great time and we’re excited about hosting a bigger and better event for 2010,” adds Jess Kravitz, event chair.

Individuals can support the Gift of Life Lodging Program without participating in the poker run. Rider registrations and donations are accepted online at www.shc.org/pokerrun or contact Joanne Gain at 480-882-4541 or Tina Hudak at 480-882-4607.

Scottsdale Healthcare is the community-based, not-for-profit parent organization of the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 and is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information, visit www.shc.org.

SOURCE Scottsdale Healthcare

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