|By Business Wire||
|December 9, 2013 08:16 AM EST||
gigg.com announced today that it will partner with Run4Philippines.com and Provo Live to host a 5k and 10k race and charity concert event. The funds raised will be donated to Globus Relief International, who will provide aid to those affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
"I can't think of a better excuse for a doing a race in January," said gigg CEO Scott Warner. "They have lost so much, the least we can do is put on our jackets and go for a jog."
The race will occur on January 4, 2014 in downtown Provo. Members of the Provo and surrounding communities are encouraged to register and, in addition to the race, there will be several other events to raise money. For the “Polar Bear Plunge” participants will leap into a freezing pool of water for an additional donation by sponsors, while the “Snowball Blast” offers contestant the chance to win fantastic prizes.
"It's great to see Utah come together and support those devastated in the Philippines," Utah Senator Mike Lee said, "it shows the character of the people who live in this State."
In addition to the race and fundraising, local musicians have the opportunity to compete head-to-head for the opportunity to perform at the event. Videos can be submitted to gigg.com where fans can vote for their favorites. At the end of voting, four winners will be selected to play on stage at the Run4Philippines charity event.
"Running for such a cause is the perfect way to start off the New Year," said Ash Robinson, the president of Globus Relief. "This is a great opportunity to assist those who have suffered and continue to suffer the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan."
About gigg: gigg provides its users a way to express, promote, and discover music in all forms. gigg is focused on discovering the greatest musicians in the world while allowing fan participation in the discovery process. Through a series of online competitions, winners are selected by mainstream artists and the user community to receive prizes or a chance to play on stage in front of large audiences at some of the hottest venues with the biggest names in the music industry. Download the free gigg app here: gigg.com/download.
About Run4Philippines.com: Run4Philippines.com is an organized humanitarian effort to assist those who have suffered from the devastation and ruin cause by Typhoon Haiyan. Our purpose is to bring the community together and give everyone an opportunity to make a difference. Our goal is to help with the reconstruction of a depleted infrastructure, as well as to feed, sustain, and support the Philippine people in any way we deem possible. Please visit http://run4philippines.com to register and help those who are in desperate need of our assistance.
About Globus Relief International: Globus Relief International is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides healthcare solutions for charitable missions around the world. The processing and sorting center at its Salt Lake City-based headquarters prevents millions of pounds of medical surplus from entering landfills each year. Globus Relief also provides logistical support for overseas transportation of humanitarian resources for its network of over 300 partners worldwide. Since 1996, Globus Relief has served communities in over 130 countries on six continents. For more information on Globus Relief International please call (801) 977-0444 or visit www.GlobusRelief.org.