The Conquer Cancer ride is raising money and increasing visibility for the work of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, which is one of the world’s top cancer research centres.
Klaus, a senior executive of cloud computing services specialist Virtual Ark and formerly of Hostworks, will join more than 1500 participants on the Conquer Cancer ride, which starts on August 20.
After a strong start to his own fund-raising effort, Klaus has formed a team of 14 riders, each of whom has committed to raising at least $2500 in donations for the cause.
Cancer is a disease with a huge impact in this country. With an estimated 115,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia in 2010, cancer is the second leading cause of Australian deaths and affects almost 20 per cent of the population. More than 43,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2011.
Klaus said the Conquer Cancer ride was his chance to make a difference. “It’s a cause I feel passionately about, being a cancer survivor myself and having lost friends, family and work colleagues to this horrible disease that sadly touches almost everyone,” he said.
Wireless networking specialist MIMP computing solutions will this week reveal the secret of where its name came from in a sponsorship of the wombat enclosure at Adelaide Zoo, to be unveiled on Friday.
MIMP, which is responsible for ground-breaking wireless networking projects Australia-wide, is a long-time supporter of the Adelaide Zoo, providing both wireless and fibre-optic communications throughout its grounds.
Adelaide Zoo has recognised MIMP’s commitment by offering the Richmond-based company an opportunity to sponsor one of the animal enclosures.
MIMP General Manager Allan Aitchison said the company was delighted to accept this opportunity. “We decided to sponsor the wombat enclosure because my nickname is Wombat,” he said.
The Australian Institute of Project Management - Women in Project Management are hosting an interactive evening of panel discussions, networking and entertainment to celebrate International Women's Day.
This event is sponsored by SA Water and coincides with celebrations around the globe, setting the scene for an exciting year for WIPM in South Australia.
The event will run at 5.30-7.00pm on Friday, March 11, at Adelaide’s Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley. (Men and women are invited).
Attendance costs $10 for AIPM members and $20 for non-members. More details at http://www.aipm.com.au/events/calendar/calendar.asp?action=viewevent&eventid=946