For a second year in a row, DibbsBarker has participated in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer
Cancer event over the weekend, this year raising over $127,000 in support of cancer research for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.
The 63 Ride and Crew participants in the DibbsBarker team exceeded their target of $120,000 through the fundraising efforts of the team members. In doing so, the team is proud to have raised a significant sum, second only to the event title sponsor, Rio Tinto.
The two-day ride, which took place on 18 and 19 August 2012, involved a 200km round trip cycle from St Lucia to Wivenhoe Dam and back with an overnight stay at the Dam. The Ride is an annual cycling event, which was held in Brisbane for the first time in 2011. This year, the event raised over $5.2 million in total for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, bringing the total raised in the two events to almost $10 million.
As part of its DibbsREACH program, DibbsBarker is committed to supporting research organisations in the healthcare arena. Matthew Rollason, Partner and Brisbane Head of the DibbsREACH program said: “DibbsBarker is actively engaged in the community through our DibbsREACH program. We are very proud to have been on this journey with the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer family and to have contributed to such a wonderful cause.”
“Cancer is a disease that sadly touches all of us in one way or another. If we are able to help in a small way, we will certainly be part of it,” Matthew added.
The Queensland Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s largest and most successful research institutes. Their 700 full time researchers, visiting scientists and students investigate the genetic and environmental causes of nearly 50 diseases, with a mission to prevent and cure disease through research.
“QIMR is incredibly grateful to DibbsBarker for their fundraising efforts,” QIMR Director Professor Frank Gannon said.
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