PRLog - Oct. 23, 2012 - Chapel Hill, N.C. –- America’s No. 1 Tennis Player, John Isner, announced today that Ebix, a leading international supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry, will be the title sponsor of his annual charity event. The event, which will be called the “Ebix Charity Challenge hosted by John Isner,” will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 in Chapel Hill, N.C. and will benefit the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for the third consecutive year.
Isner will be joined by celebrity emcee Wayne Bryan, father and former coach of the World No. 1 Doubles Team Mike and Bob Bryan, Christina McHale, a rising American star on the WTA Tour, players from the UNC men’s and women’s tennis teams, and other players to be announced at a later date. The event will kick-off with a youth clinic featuring Isner, Bryan, and McHale followed by mixed doubles and singles matches. The event will conclude with an evening celebration at the Carolina Inn featuring an auction, live music, dinner and appearances by the players. All proceeds from the event will benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is where Isner’s mother, Karen, was successfully treated during her two battles with colon cancer.
"I’m excited to bring this event back to North Carolina for the second year in a row and to have the opportunity to support an organization that has given so much to my family,” says Isner, a Greensboro native. “UNC Lineberger continues to make remarkable strides in the fight against cancer and I’m looking forward to celebrating and supporting their work during the event.”
“John has served as a tremendous ambassador for Ebix on and off the court,” said Robin Raina, Chairman and CEO of Ebix. “UNC Lineberger is one of the leading cancer centers in the nation and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to support John and his charitable efforts.”
Currently ranked # 14 on the ATP Tour, Isner’s accomplishments include winning five ATP tour titles, including Newport and Winston Salem in 2011 and 2012, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympic Games, leading the United States to the 2012 Davis Cup semifinal, and winning the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2010. Isner has also recently broken into the ATP top 10 for the first time in his career and is the highest ranked American on the ATP Tour.
The event is in its third year and returns to North Carolina after a successful first year in Manhattan Beach, Ca. followed by last year’s event in Greensboro N.C. Tickets for the “EBIX Charity Challenge hosted by John Isner” are on sale now at http://ebixcharitychallenge.eventbrite.com.
About UNC Lineberger
One of the leading cancer centers in the nation, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, UNC Lineberger has brought together some of the most exceptional physicians and scientists in the country to combat cancer.
Our efforts span the spectrum from the laboratory to global practice, meaning that we work to understand the causes of cancer at the genetic and population levels, conduct groundbreaking laboratory research, and pioneer innovative clinical trials that bring the latest discoveries to patient bedsides.
The power of one of the nation's top public universities, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, means that at UNC Lineberger and the N.C. Cancer Hospital collaboration, creativity, and innovation are the rule -- not the exception. Our peers have recognized UNC Lineberger as an exceptional cancer center. But the greatest praise comes from patients who tell us that the cancer team at UNC treats them like family.
About Ebix, Inc.
A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ: EBIX) provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.
With 30+ offices across Brazil, Singapore, Australia, the US, New Zealand, India and Canada, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. Ebix’s focus on quality has enabled it to be awarded Level 5 status of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM). With a recent ISO 27001-security certification, the Company also has a ISO 9001:2000 certification for both its development and BPO units in India. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com.
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