Mile7 Wins Prestigious 2010 W³ Silver Award

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Mile7 recognized for creativity and excellence on the web with Silver Award for the website, WhereAreTheCures.org

Where Are The Cures? Website

Mile7 created an expression of our original vision that went well beyond what we had conceived. The richness they brought to the table made for a compelling story and increased our reach dramatically.

Mile7, a web application development company working from Portland, Oregon, today announced that it had won a Silver Award for design and development of wherearethecures.org, created for the Myelin Repair Foundation. The website is focused on the development of a greater understanding of the barriers slowing the discovery and development of new patient treatments for multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases. Developed on the Wordpress platform, the website features an original Flash movie created by Mile7, as well as an online manifesto with more than a thousand signatories from around the world.    

Said Carol Menaker, Director of Marketing for the Myelin Repair Foundation: "Mile7 created an expression of our original vision that went well beyond what we had conceived. The richness they brought to the table made for a compelling story and increased our reach dramatically."

"We very much believe in the Myelin Repair Foundation's mission and were honored to work with them on this advocacy website," said Mile7 Partner Pam Conrad. "Most people aren't aware that billions are spent on medical research each year, yet few patient treatments result. The challenge was to educate people in engaging way that made the point, but also provided hope along with a strong call to action."

About the W³    

The W3 Award, judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes creative and marketing professionals behind the top websites, web video, and online marketing campaigns. Sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the W³ is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Conde Nast, Coach, Disney, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret, Wired, Yahoo! and many others.    

About Mile7    

Mile7 works at the intersection of web design, web usability and web accessibility, helping clients build stronger relationships with customers and prospects through the Internet. Mile7 follows a theory-based approach to website and web product development. Mile7 delivers intelligent planning, in-depth technical and marketing skills and expert attention, assuring every project task is completed on target. Since 1997, Mile7 has served a variety of for profit and non-profit clients across a range of industries, including Welch Allyn, WebMD, McAfee, Symantec, Nike, O-I, IDEX, PBS, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to name a few.

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