On September 14th, a team of runners from BioMed Central will be taking part in a 10K race against our friends (and rivals) at Nature Publishing Group. BioMed Central’s team will be raising money for our partner charity Computer Aid International, which works to recycle computer equipment for use in developing countries.
You can support BioMed Central’s open access David as we take on the traditional publishing Goliath by sponsoring us via the BioMed Central team’s fundraising page.
Our plucky open access mascot turtle Gulliver is already in training, and he will be joined by around 15 BioMed Central staff, all of whom are aiming to complete the course in under an hour. For the latest updates on Gulliver’s progress, or to sponsor him, see his blog and/or Facebook page.
About Computer Aid and BioMed Central
Computer Aid International provides professionally refurbished computers for reuse in education, health and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries.
Computer Aid has provided over 170,000 PCs to where they are most needed in more than 100 countries across Africa and South America, and is the world’s largest and most experienced ICT for Development provider.
BioMed Central has supported Computer Aid for some time, and the funds we have raised will be used to send a container-load of reconditioned computer equipment to Kenyatta University in Nairobi later this summer. You can also support Computer Aid by buying a BioMed Central journal T-shirt.
Read more about Computer Aid’s activities in this recent guest blog post by Computer Aid’s Stephen Campbell.