GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Mar. 15, 2012 – Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, is excited to announce its partnership with “1in6, Inc.,” a nonprofit organization established by founding board member and three time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond. 1in6 is dedicated to supporting men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
“We are extremely proud to support 1in6 and their mission to help men who have experienced sexual abuse live healthy, happy lives,” said Frank Kim, CEO of Pactimo. “We will donate $20 from the sale of every 1in6 jersey or bib shorts as a way to demonstrate our commitment and further support the cause.”
“I know first-hand how the pain and shame of such childhood experiences can affect one’s life,” said LeMond. “I was so impressed by 1in6’s mission and objectives that I joined the board of directors, and I’m committed to doing everything I can to ensure their success.”
1in6 offers a wealth of information and resources through its website (1in6.org), the most comprehensive online resource in the world on this issue. Information and services support men at different stages of seeking information and help, including those who are not yet ready to “break their silence” through hotlines, therapist selection assistance and an anonymous online community.
LeMond, who won the Tour de France in 1986, ’89, and ’90, will be the guest of honor at the 8th annual Tour of the Battenkill, the largest one-day road race in America, held in Cambridge, NY on April 14-15. LeMond will lead the 22-mile non-competitive ‘Bike Marathon-Battenkill’ ride in support of 1in6.
The 1in6.org cycling jersey and bib shorts will be offered through the Pactimo Retail Store for $60 and $85 respectively. Pactimo will donate $20 from the purchase of either item to 1in6 all through the 2012 cycling season.
1in6 is a nonprofit organization that offers support and resources for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. The mission of 1in6 is to help these men live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. For more information, please visit www.1in6.org.
Based in Colorado, Pactimo is a leading provider of premium technical performance apparel, primarily targeting the cycling and triathlon categories. Core customers include world champions, professional athletes, and elite amateurs. Pactimo has been listed three consecutive years as an INC 5000 fastest growing private company, and was selected as a Top 50 Colorado Company to Watch in 2011. For more information: www.pactimo.com.