BAYAN LEPAS, Penang – July 17, 2016 - Plexus (NASDAQ: PLXS) a leading electronics engineering, manufacturing and aftermarket services provider headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, today announced that over 200 employees from their Penang, Malaysia facilities joined the Plexus Cycle to Challenge Cancer 2016 event. Through this event, Plexus raised more than RM110,000 for the “Needy Patient Fund” of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital.
The Deputy Chief Minister 1 of Penang, YB Dato’ Haji Rashid bin Hasnon, (representing the Penang Chief Minister of Penang), and other representatives of the Penang government were present with leaders of Plexus to launch the 10km and 40km charity cycling races. Of the RM110,000 raised during the event, the Penang State Government donated RM30,000. The race includes a 40km ride for experienced cyclists that begins at the Plexus Penang Riverside facility and passes Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital at Tanjung Tokong, before looping back and finishing at the Plexus Penang Riverside site.
YJ Lim, Plexus Regional President in APAC, commented, “I would like to express many thanks to all of the individuals that made this event a success. This is one of many corporate social responsibility initiatives led by Plexus. We continually look for ways to give back to the community by supporting local programs, charities and events, and we are pleased to make a positive impact in the community now and for years to come.”
The Plexus’ Cycle to Challenge Cancer 2016 event was created by Plexus to raise funds for a good cause, create awareness about cancer and promote a healthy lifestyle within the community.