Thursday, 15 November 2018
MACA Limited has a great approach to ‘giving back’ to the community and it goes way beyond an annual lamington drive – it is built into their DNA.
MACA is a leading integrated services contractor in WA and in 2012 became the title sponsor for the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Since then they’ve become the largest team in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in the world.
Research Australia has acknowledged the role that MACA’s corporate leadership has played, naming them the 2018 winners of the prestigious Leadership in Corporate Giving Award at the annual Health and Medical Research Awards.
This important event is the biggest funding event for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
MACA’s giving culture isn’t just internal, they encourage suppliers and business partners to join in and fundraise also. They have built a business network of likeminded people with similar values who all share a passion for fundraising to cure cancer and have raised millions in doing so.
Research Australia CEO Nadia Levin said, “this type of leadership and support is incredible for those people who live in hope that medical research will find the cure or treatment and change their lives forever.
“MACA’s contribution is so significant they have directly funded ground-breaking research and researches at the Perkins including in melanoma research, liver cancer and other hard to treat cancers”.
Last year, MACA’s team had 250 riders and contributed over $1 million to the cause, with the group having raised a total of $7.2 million for the ride over the past 7 years. MACA has been a role model to the Perth business community and has started a wave of momentum that now means over 50 corporate teams ride and fundraise in the event, many of them MACA suppliers or partners.
The Research Australia Board extended its congratulations to MACA for its success at the Awards.
Research Australia CEO Nadia Levin has also acknowledged the fantastic work of Paspaley, who were awarded the Highly Commended trophy in this category for their unique partnership with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and generous and ongoing contributions which directly assist in providing new therapies for cancer patients.
As the national peak body for Health and Medical Research, now in its 16th year, Research Australia recognises the invaluable contributions made to Australian health and medical research, be it through ground-breaking research and discovery, ongoing advocacy or generous philanthropic donations that make innovation possible.