IDC's BreastCancerStories.com Website Takes Top Honors at NH Internet Awards
March 19, 2007
IDC's content-managed site to connect breast cancer patients wins first prize in Public Service category.

March 19, 2007 - Greenland, NH - Integrated Development Corp. (IDC) a leader in content-managed website development, marketing, and programming services, received a 2007 New Hampshire Internet Award (NHIA) for an online community it designed and launched for BreastCancerStories.com last year.

The site (www.breastcancerstories.com) took first prize in the Public Service category. Winners were announced last week at NHIA's 9th annual awards ceremony held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Information on the awards is available at NH.com, the event's sponsor.

BreastCancerStories.com enables breast cancer patients to create their own web page where they can record and share their stories (and upload photos) to keep loved ones updated throughout their treatment. The site was conceived and developed by Wendy McCoole, a breast cancer survivor.

The site's ease of use was a crucial factor in the win. "This site provides a tasteful, comforting meeting place for people sharing the experience of battling against cancer. The Flash slide show on the home page establishes a human touch, rather than a clinical feel," said a statement from the NHIA judging committee. "The stories are easy to search by disease, treatment, medication, age, or geographical location of the author. The presentation is sensitive, avoiding the temptation to be melodramatic."

"The sharing of stories is a powerful and healing concept, and one that makes ideal use of a content management system," says IDC president Steve Steiner. "We are extremely happy for BreastCancerStories.com and grateful for the recognition."

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About Integrated Development Corporation (IDC)

IDC develops strategies that enable organizations to integrate and maximize web, print, and media marketing initiatives. IDC provides website development, hosting, graphic design, custom programming, and a full suite of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services.  IDC's corporate headquarters are located in Greenland, New Hampshire. News and company information is available at www.integrateddevcorp.com