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Jan 2019

L3 Micreo raises $8,000 for Cancer Council Queensland

 L3 Micreo’s volunteer Fundraising Team joined by Linda Graham from Cancer Council QLD

After introducing a new charitable initiative, Brisbane company, L3 Micreo, has presented Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) with a $8,000 donation.

Last year, staff from across the company took part in a range of fundraising events and activities from raffles and bake sales to event ticket auctions and sweepstakes to raise much-needed funds for the charity. The result was a fantastic $4,000 raised, with this figure then doubled by L3 Micreo.

CCQ is Queensland’s leading independent, non-government organisation in cancer control. They raise funds dedicated to eliminating cancer and diminishing suffering from the disease through research, treatment, patient care, prevention and early detection, to increase survival and quality of life for those affected.

The money raised by L3 Micreo will go to Brisbane projects such as lodges where cancer patients undergoing treatment and visiting families can stay, Transport to Treatment to take patients to hospital, and a telephone counselling service for those recently diagnosed.L3 Micreo employee and Fundraiser, Rob Dixon cycled 10,000km celebrating beating his own cancer

2018 was the first year for L3 Micreo introducing their new ‘Charity of Choice’ initiative. At the start of the year, employees nominated charities they wanted to support, and following a company-wide vote, CCQ was chosen as their 2018 Charity of Choice. Throughout the year, employees were encouraged to raise as much money as possible for the cause. At the end of the year, the total amount raised by employees was matched by Micreo for the final donation.

Rob Dixon, an Engineer at L3 Micreo is a volunteer on the company’s Fundraising Team and was pleased to make his own contribution to the cause to mark and celebrate 9 years in remission after suffering an aggressive non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

In 2018, he set a personal best of cycling 10,000km on his bike – 'the Lymphominator' – which he bought when his oncologist prescribed exercise to help cope with the side effects of chemo. In Rob’s words, "It is now 47,700 km tougher than cancer!” A great achievement and a very special story.

For further information about Cancer Council Queensland and their work visit their website.