DANVILLE, Calif. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a premier technology consulting firm specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization, and Pegasus Bike Works, a Danville based cycling store, today jointly announced the launch of a new charitable community cycling club in Danville aimed at promoting cycling at all levels while increasing awareness for the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA).
More than 200,000 individuals in the U.S. and Canada are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year. The Pegasus / Kovarus Cycling Club (PKCC) is committed to making a difference for these individuals and their families. Over the past several years, PKCC has provided funding and volunteer support through a group of Northern California cyclists with the ABTA as their key philanthropy.
PKCC was founded in 2009 by East Bay residents Peter Castaldi and Patrick Cronin, co-founders of Kovarus, as well as Chris Rodriguez, owner of Pegasus Bike Works.
"In 2000, my nephew was diagnosed with a brain tumor," said Castaldi. "In the years that followed, I have watched my family struggle to come to terms with his diagnosis and have seen first-hand my nephew endure endless surgeries. If it were not for organizations like the ABTA, I'm not sure children like my nephew would have the fighting chance they deserve."
"We are thrilled that Kovarus has partnered with us to promote the fight against brain tumors through PKCC," said Rodriquez. "We are committed to creating a positive cycling experience for our members and encourage local cycling enthusiasts to join us. It's a great way to raise awareness for an important cause."
PKCC is currently looking for members to join in the spirit of sport, fun and charity. A number of events are already in the works for 2010 including a ride and lunch in the scenic Napa Valley, as well as other group rides. Members will be able to help shape the club and use the website and email list to organize their own rides and events.
To sign up for the PKCC, please visit: http://pegasuskovaruscycling.com/pages/join/join.aspx
About The America Brain Tumor Association
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is a not-for-profit, independent organization. Not affiliated with any one institution, they serve individuals globally and award funds to researchers throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1973 out of a desperate need, the American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. For more information, please visit www.abta.org.
About Pegasus Bicycle Works
Pegasus Bicycle Works is a progressive, fun-loving bike shop owned and operated by avid cyclists, dedicated heart and soul to the great sport of cycling. The goal of the company is simple: Pegasus Bicycle Works is here to help riders get the most enjoyment and performance from cycling by helping them choose the right bike and accessories, and by providing the best service and most knowledgeable information to each and every customer. More information on Pegasus Bicycle Works is available at http://pegasusbicycleworks.blogspot.com/.
Kovarus, Inc., is a premier technology consulting firm, specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization. With its extensive integrated expertise and proven methodologies, Kovarus helps companies align IT with strategic business goals and maximize their return on technology investments. Kovarus' unique ability to converge virtualization, storage, and networking technologies gives its clients a distinct operational advantage, enabling them to improve the efficiency, performance, and agility of service delivery. More information on Kovarus is available at www.kovarus.com or 650-392-7848.
SOURCE Kovarus, Inc.