ICONOSYS SUPPORTS AIDS WALK LONG BEACH 2012, BUILDS WALKERS APP
AIDS Walk Long Beach Smartphone app to offer registration, convenient donation feature, and organized access to all that is AIDS Walk Long Beach 2012
Laguna Niguel, California, May 17, 2012 – Iconosys, Inc., a leading mobile safety Smartphone application developer based in Orange County, CA, has agreed to build and develop a convenient Smartphone app for the Long Beach AIDS Foundation. The app will give users access to better and more convenient tools for registering for, donating to, and supporting the efforts of this well-known and important event.
Funding 35 agencies in an aggregate amount totaling $2.1 million, the Long Beach AIDS Foundation has used the AIDS Walk Long Beach to help raise dollars to prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of men women and children in Long Beach affected by HIV/AIDS.” In the Long Beach and South Bay area, an average of 1425 new HIV infections occur each year and account for nearly one half billion dollars in new Lifetime Healthcare Cost for those living with HIV,” said Garry Bowie, CEO of the Foundation. He went on to observe, “By reducing annual new HIV infection rates by just 2% each year, we can cut the lifetime costs by ten million dollars each year.”
This year’s AIDS Walk Long Beach event is scheduled for June 2nd, 2012 and starts at the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach. Corporate sponsors include The Aquarium of the Pacific, Iconosys Inc., Long Beach Dealies by Monster Offers, Bully Buster USA, Long Beach Post, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Hubert’s Lemonade, Rage Magazine, Blade California, TextKills.com, and the Long Beach Post.
“In this, the 24th year of AIDS Walk Long Beach, we are very proud and honored to be able to align ourselves with such a worthy cause! We are confident that our app, with year-round usability, will be a hit with the event attendees, and will be appreciated and enjoyed by the thousands of people that support this organization year round,” said Wayne Irving, CEO and co-founder of Iconosys. “Our development of the app is now finished, and we are excited for it to add value to this year’s event.”
AIDS WALK Long Beach 2012 App Features include:
- Access to register yourself or your team for participation in AIDS Walk Long Beach 2012, the 10K, 5K and or the Pet Walk
- An easy-to-use donation option that allows you to conveniently make donations in convenient increments of $5, $10, and $20 right from your smartphone to support AIDS Walk Long Beach. These buttons are active year round
- At will, track mileage, calories burned, and other convenient exercise tools, right from inside the app at the AIDS Walk Long Beach 2012 and/or anywhere else and at any other time or event
- The app also includes a pedometer, which calculates the number of steps walked; this can be used at the event, and can be used during the rest of the year as the user desires (for example, many diets now include this kind of pedometer system as a requirement or key component of their exercise programs)
- Inside the app access to up-to-date news and information on the foundation’s works, events, and successes, all year long
- Access to the Long Beach Aids Foundation website, as well as to its Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites, all in one place in the palm of your hand
The app is now available on the Android OS platform for 2012(Android OS now accounts for more than 51% of all mobile phones in the US), with a plan to release an iPhone version sometime later this year or early next year in time for 2013′s event. The app is available for download in English from the Foundation’s website, as well as from the Iconosys website and Facebook pages, the adShark™ App Hysteria™ App Store, Google Play, GetJar, the Amazon App Store.
AIDS Walk Long Beach is an HIV/AIDS fundraiser whose targeted goal for monies raised is $150,000. The walk, 5K and 10K runs are organized to raise funds for and awareness about HIV/AIDS. AIDS Walk Long Beach is a unique walk that also includes a Pet Walk, allowing registered pets and the opportunity to enjoy a rare chance to walk on the beach!
Funds raised at the annual walk are distributed to local agencies to help provide essential prevention and care programs to thousands of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Long Beach. Services provided through AIDS Walk Long Beach funding include food, housing, transportation, case management, home care, prevention, legal services, HIV testing, and support groups.
“We are very excited to be working with our creative and talented local friends and partners at Iconosys. The AIDS Walk mobile app that they are developing will ultimately make it easier for our walkers and donors to stay connected with our next year’s 25th annual AIDS Walk at Long Beach,” said Garry Bowie, CEO of AIDS Walk Long Beach Foundation. Added Bowie, “ The AIDS Walk Smartphone app fundraising feature offers a great opportunity for those people who can’t physically be there to participate financially, helping to increase donations to this very worthy cause overall.”
For more information, see the AIDS Walk Long website at:
To Sponsor AIDS WALK Orange County, please contact:
Garry Bowie , Chief Executive Officer, Long Beach AIDS Foundation (562) 987-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Long Beach AIDS Foundation
The Long Beach AIDS Foundation is a social change agent that believes in inspiring and collaborating with other community organizations to prevent the spread of HIV through education, and provides support for those impacted by HIV/AIDS. The Foundation is registered with GuideStar and Charity Check, a non-profit validation clearinghouse, and is an active member of the Long Beach Non-Profit Partnership. We are working very hard to ensure that everyone living with HIV and AIDS in Long Beach has access to life enhancing care and to foster more effective HIV prevention programs that will reduce new HIV infections on an annual basis until it has been stopped in Long Beach.
About Iconosys, Inc.
Iconosys, a member of the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the maker of the widely used and well-publicized Word Bully™, Guard’s Up!™, LatchKey Kid™, and My Max Speed™ Smartphone apps, is developing technologies and technology driven products for its clients with a goal toward designing apps that enrich, enhance, and ultimately make safer, our day-to-day lives.
Iconosys develops Apps and technologies for iOS and Android OS Smartphones and tablet computers. See a cross section of some of Iconosys’ catalog of nearly 700 Smart device apps from your Smartphone browser: http://apps.iconosys.com, and from your computer browser: http://iconosys.com/product.php.
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