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Gaylord, Mich. –®, a leading provider of Internet optimization and connectivity solutions, today completed its third year of participation in the Otsego County Relay For Life. This 24-hour event supports the American Cancer Society and the fight to find a cure for cancer.

“Cancer is a far-reaching disease that is close to nearly every heart on the team,” said Mike Deerfield, CEO of “, as a company, is a family made up of individuals faced with daily challenges and victories. It is this attitude that prompts our commitment to the Relay For Life as an opportunity to make a real difference against cancer; to transform the challenge of cancer into a victory.”

About Relay For Life

In 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt and the American Cancer Society began the Relay For Life in Tacoma, Washington. Since then the event has grown into the nationwide signature activity for the American Cancer Society, community developed and volunteer driven. Susan Hellenberg, co-chair of the Otsego County Relay For Life Committee said, “For me, the Relay For Life offers the chance to support and comfort cancer survivors, while providing hope for their future. Companies, such as, continue to provide outstanding support and perpetuate the promise of a cure. Contributions directly fund research efforts that make erasing cancer an attainable goal.”

The 2001 Relay For Life Team, for the second year in a row, raised over $15,000 on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

About® is a leading Internet software and services provider ranked 116 on the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing privately held companies for the year 2000. The company, founded in 1994 and based in Gaylord, Mich., specializes in Internet software solutions designed to leverage Internet connectivity for consumers, SOHO, and small-to-medium sized businesses. Deerfield publishes a leading suite of Internet connectivity, messaging, data transfer and security products including: WinGate – complete Internet connection sharing for the home and business; GateMonitor – comprehensive reporting of Internet usage for management; DNS2Go – free dynamic domain names for any Internet connected computer; MDaemon – versatile Email server for business; RelayFax – integrated network fax solution for business; EmailGuardian – safe and simple Email server for the home; D2Gfx – peer-to-peer file exchange for Internet connected computers; Internet Neighborhood – Windows Explorer-based FTP client for workstations; and Deerfield Personal Firewall – Intruder protection for personal computers.

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