NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global specialist IT solutions and services provider, announced today that it raised more than $90,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society as a result of its participation in the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, which took place September 29-30, 2012. The company has raised more than $200,000 through its participation in Bike MS rides over the past three years as part of its Heads, Hearts & Hands Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
"Dimension Data has become an integral part of the City to Shore experience," says Tami Caesar, president of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. "Everyone involved with the ride knows how much they love this event and how much they care about the cause. We are honored and humbled by their extraordinary commitment to creating a world free of MS."
During this year's Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, more than 7,000 cyclists rode 150 miles round trip from Cherry Hill, NJ, to Ocean City, NJ over two days. Dimension Data employees, family and friends joined this year's team, which included 68 riders and 28 volunteers. Dimension Data exceeded its fundraising goals for this year's event, raising the second largest amount by a corporation, further emphasizing its commitment to finding a cure for this debilitating illness.
"Events like this one are a reflection of our company-wide commitment to serve our local communities and work together as a team to make a difference, which is fundamental to our core values," said Jere Brown, CEO of Dimension Data Americas. "We encourage our employees to get involved, to give their time and to share their skills."
As part of its Heads, Hearts and Hands program, Dimension Data participates in more than 500 initiatives annually and supports three main areas: social issues, environmental issues, and ethics and governance.
Across the Americas, Dimension Data has committed to support the National MS Society, Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House. As a part of the company's CSR program, employees receive eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer for any charity they choose.
To learn more about Dimension Data and its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, please visit here. To see photos and learn more about Dimension Data's participation in the 2012 Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, please visit Dimension Data Americas' Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas).
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com
About Bike MS
For cyclists and all those seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS, Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. With a choice of more than 100 extraordinary rides, the Bike MS experience is the ride of your life. Visit www.bikems.org and find your ride today.
About the National MS Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Last year alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted over $159 million to programs that improved more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested more than $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
SOURCE Dimension Data