It’s going to be a ‘Dry July’ down under

Published July 4, 2012
Last modified July 4, 2012

(L to R): Michael Hansen with Phil Grove, co-founder Dry July

The Zendesk team in Australia is making the ultimate sacrifice this July – giving up the grog for a whole month to support adults living with cancer. Michael Hansen, vice president and Asia Pacific managing director, explains how they’'ve managed to find themselves in such a predicament:

“One of the founders of Dry July contacted us wanting to know if we could help by donating a Zendesk subscription. We were really impressed with what they'’ve achieved, using a social community to raise both awareness and money to improve the lives of adults living with cancer. So as well as offering to become a lifetime technology partner, we’'ve also entered a team to support the cause. Are we confident that we will make it through the month without a taste of our favourite tipple? You bet we are. Our team of five in the Melbourne office has already raised more than $2,000 dollars and we’re already ranked as one of the top five fundraising teams. We want to be number one (naturally) so please, please, please feel free to dig deep and support us.”

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