Team eniQ fundraiser raises over $25,000 for Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Team eniQ fundraiser raises over $25,000 for Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

After three years as the official hydration partner of the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research, eniQ unveiled its first ever team to participate in the Ride, in front of nearly 100 guests at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research last Thursday night.

The 2022 MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research is an event where over 1,500 riders will ride 200kms over two days, to raise vital funds to support cancer research in WA at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

All riders will set off (in teams) on Saturday 15th October from Optus Stadium, arriving in Mandurah at the Satellite Village on Saturday afternoon.  Riders will camp overnight in Mandurah and then ride back to Perth on Sunday 16th October, returning to the Optus Stadium precinct with end of trip celebrations back at the Camfield.

Team eniQ hosted a fundraiser at the Harry Perkins Institute last Thursday night to (i) unveil its team, (ii) raise awareness of the Harry Perkins Institute and (iii) raise as many funds as possible.

Guests were treated to three outstanding guest speakers - Professor Peter Leedman AO & Dr Jonas Nilsson (both from Perkins) and the inspirational Justin Langer AM.

Team eniQ includes John Gardner, David Sierakowski, Tim Wise, Chris Rimmer, Paul Vines, Cameron Tweedie, Travis Young and Gary Hansson.

"After three years as a supplier of hydration products to the Ride we decided that in 2022 we needed to roll our sleeves up and become a true partner of the Ride.  So we entered a team this year," said eniQ CEO Tim Scott-Branagan.

"I was absolutely blown away by the personal stories that were shared by riders on last year's Ride.  I was equally blown away by the research progress that Perkins has made on the back of the ride's fundraising.  Peter Leedman talks about making cancer non-lethal.  Inch by inch they are getting closer," said Scott-Branagan.

Team eniQ set a fundraising target of $20,000 but crashed through that target on Thursday night.

"We've raised over $25,000 now, largely due to the generosity of those who joined us last Thursday night.  With five weeks to go we hope to raise over $30,000!!," said Scott-Branagan.

Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Perkins Institute Steve Currie spoke of the alignment between the Perkins and eniQ.

"Our long-term partnership with eniQ is greatly valued, as they truly understand the importance of research and the cause.  Equally the core values of eniQ dovetail so well with those of the Perkins and research finds itself at the forefront of both of our organisations," said Currie.

If you would like to donate to Team eniQ then click here.  All donations are greatly appreciated.