Monday, 06 September 2021 09:56

Tecala Steps Up to Breast Cancer

By Tecala

COMPANY NEWS by Managed Services Provider (MSP) Tecala:  Despite the lockdowns in parts of Australia during August, Tecala employees, family and friends stepped up to the challenge of completing 10,000 steps each day throughout the month to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) vital breast cancer research.

All up more than 6,278,242 steps were taken by the Tecala team, representing approximately 4,784 kilometres or the distance from Sydney to Samoa! 

More than $11,000 was raised landing Tecala in the top five fundraising companies across Australia for the cause. Tecala management supported its participating team and their client, NBCF, by generously meeting staff donations with a dollar-for-dollar contribution.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. 20,825 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone and one in seven Australian women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

“With such shocking statistics, we wanted to step up to the challenge and help fund the future of research to play our part in changing these numbers, and ultimately preventing deaths,” says Pieter DeGunst, Managing Director, Tecala. 

“We were blown away by our team’s response, and in the process, were able to connect remotely and have some fun during another challenging lockdown. Setting aside some time to get outside and raise funds and awareness for such a worthy cause makes me incredibly proud of the culture and values that the Tecala team represent. We can’t thank our participating team members enough for their efforts in the NBCF’s Step Up to Breast Cancer challenge.”

Tecala staff found all sorts of ingenious ways to complete their steps! From the beach to trails in the national parks or even a lap of the supermarket for the week’s groceries, the Tecala team made every effort to take the challenge in their stride.

Cassiano Pessoa (pictured), Systems Engineer at Tecala and the company’s star marathon runner, made the most of floodlit local fields to gain steps playing football with his kids.  Tecala’s cherished dogs also went on more walks than they could bargain for.

“All in all, it’s been an incredible and most positive challenge that has mutually supported our team’s wellbeing and the NBCF’s crucial research into breast cancer,” says DeGunst.

Taking time out for and working on charitable causes is a key company ethos for Tecala and the company is proud of the tens of thousands of dollars which employees and management donate each year to make the world a better place.

Tecala network team leader Danny Wells at Coogee Beach

Tecala technical project manager Jessie Apps and her family in the Galston Gorge

About Tecala

As an end-to-end Managed Services Provider (MSP), Tecala supports mid-market customers throughout Australia and overseas. Rooted in a consulting and advisory background, their methodology is built on understanding your business objectives first, and then providing technology solutions that will deliver brilliant outcomes. Taking a strategic approach, Tecala implement and optimise a range of services including Managed Cloud, Infrastructure and User Support services along with a comprehensive, as-a-Service practice that includes infrastructure, data protection and disaster recovery. Interconnectivity is provided for both data and voice via their national network services.

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