June 21, 2005 10:00 ET

SKYLIST and Austin Music Community Help Young Boy Battle Legg Perthes

Austin-based Email Service Provider Announces Sponsorship of the Willie Graham Legg Perthes Fund

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 -- Headquartered in Austin, SKYLIST, an industry-recognized deliverability leader in the email service provider (ESP) space, today announced its support of the Willie Graham Legg Perthes Fund. The fund was established to provide beloved Austin musician Jon Dee Graham and his wife Gretchen with the capital needed for their five-year-old son Willie's battle against Legg Perthes, a rare childhood form of avascular necrosis of the hip. The Graham family lost insurance coverage for Willie when their provider filed Chapter 11. Willie is now "uninsurable" as other insurance providers refuse to cover Legg Perthes, citing it as a "pre-existing condition."

On June 24, SKYLIST will join the Continental Club, Waterloo Records, KGSR, the Austin Chronicle and more than a dozen nationally recognized musicians including Shawn Colvin, Jon Dee Graham, Alejandro Escovedo, Charlie Sexton, Ian McLagan, James McMurtry, Steve Poltz and Bob Schneider to launch the fund via a benefit concert. Several follow-up benefits are also being scheduled.

SKYLIST's contribution to the Willie Graham fund is three-fold and grounded in the company's culture of caring and commitment to the local community. SKYLIST will support the fund's outreach efforts by donating email marketing campaign services for the lifetime of the fund. Members of SKYLIST's executive team are also making personal contributions and serving as hands-on volunteers.

For more information and/or to donate to the Willie Graham Legg Perthes Fund, please visit

For more information on the Willie Graham Benefit Concert, please visit


Founded in 1996, SKYLIST is a top-ranked email service provider and email deliverability leader. SKYLIST gives companies that rely on email marketing a distinct competitive advantage by enabling them to efficiently deliver highly targeted, optimized, and measurable opt-in email campaigns. The SKYLIST StormPost™ email marketing automation system, available in license and hosted-form, is in use by, Sybase iAnywhere, the Ad Council and Anheuser-Busch Credit Union. Austin-based SKYLIST clients include KLRU-TV, Raji World, BookPeople, FactoryPeople, Tuscany Austin, Yellow Fin Incorporated, the Texas Entrepreneur Initiative / AustinXL and Sabia. For more information, please visit

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