Success stories from our corporate partners
Organising a company fundraising event to raise money for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is a great way to help Australia’s most brilliant researchers get the funds they need to beat cancer. Company fundraising events also help with team building and are an awesome way to promote work-life balance. Plus you can have lots of fun at the same time!
How your company can help?
Lots of helpful information about fundraising for cancer research, including the simple paperwork you need to get started, is available on our fundraising page. If your company would like to organise an event to raise funds for cancer research, or to discuss a corporate partnership with ACRF, please contact us on 1300 884 988 or complete this form.
We thank our passionate corporate partners for their ongoing support!
The ACRF extends its sincere thanks to all of the following companies, for their mighty fundraising efforts!
H&R Block partner with ACRF to deliver a tax cacluclator
ACRF have partnered with H&R Block to deliver an online calculator that shows how much you receive back from a donation, as well as exactly what that donation has the capacity to fund in cancer research. In addition, H&R Block have also generously sponsored ACRF’s annual golf day. “At H&R Block we value the health and wellbeing of all Australians, so we’re proud to assist ACRF in its goal to deliver the highest impact in an area of vital need. Too many people are suffering from the effects of cancer, so being even a small part of the solution is both humbling and gratifying,” said Brodie Dixon, managing director of H&R Block.
The Annual George Veitch Memorial Bowls Day
A big thank you to our friends at Affinity Construction Management for continuing to host the Annual George Veitch Memorial Lawn Bowls Day at Canberra City Bowling Club. The commemorative event honours the life of one of the founders of the company, George Veitch, who sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer in 2008. In honour of George, supporters are asked to donate to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, with the event raising up to $10,000 in donations every year.
Everyday Hero is an online fundraising company whose mission is to create a new, caring economy. They are committed to making it easier, more efficient and more rewarding for people to contribute to ACRF and breakthrough cancer research.
As a result of this partnership, Australia’s leading researchers have received many thousands of dollars from ACRF supporters participating in various events.
Each September we Get Blue in support of men’s cancer. With one in two men expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their life-time it’s incredibly important to the ACRF that we enhance research funding for research into the cancers which affect men most.
Hunter Hall International Limited
Loyal corporate supporter, Hunter Hall International Limited, provides an annual boost in cancer research funding by donating part of its pre-tax profits to our Foundation. Hundreds of thousands of donation dollars have been received by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, as part of the company’s policy of donating 5% of pre-tax profits for charitable purposes and activities. Hunter Hall is a publicly listed company and owner of Hunter Hall Investment Management Ltd, an ethical investment manager committed to the concept of responsible investing.
The gift that “spreads the love”… Karma Currency’s vision is to change the world by connecting people with the charities and causes that are closest to their hearts.
Instead of giving platters, socks, photo frames and other standard gifts Karma Currency allows companies and individuals to give the gift of Charity Gift Vouchers. This Charitable voucher can be sent to families or friends, customers or colleagues, empowering them to give the donation to the charities they care about most. Lots of cancer research supporters have spread the love with the help of Karma Currency. Find out more about Karma Currency and their charity gift vouchers.
Lion is one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies, currently employing over 1,800 Australians and 1,400 New Zealanders. Lion is one of ACRF’s most valued workplace giving partners. They implemented the program for staff in January of 2007 and have since donated over $350,000 to the ACRF! Lion also supports staff to donate to ACRF through their pay by offering a Corporate Matching Scheme. They also hold regular corporate fundraising events.
Raise money your way… Fundraise for your birthday, create a tribute page to honour someone special, shave your head or climb a mountain all with the help of MyCause.
Established in 2007 MyCause allows charities, volunteer organisations and community groups to utilise the power of the internet to enhance their fundraising endeavours. MyCause achieves this through enabling the creation of interactive and personalised fundraising pages, allowing charities to receive donations through the networks of their fundraisers. Many of our cancer research supporters have achieved great fundraising success with the help of MyCause.
PepsiCo & Smith’s Snackfood Company
Our friends at PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand, visited the Foundation recently presented a cheque for over $12,000 toward cancer research. This generous contribution and years of previous donations represent support in honour of a much loved team member lost to cancer. The PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand staff regularly come together to organise events, in addition to their workplace and corporate giving schemes.
From its humble beginnings in 1870, the Ritchies group of stores has grown into an Australian Independent Retailing icon. Ritchies has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the ACRF since 2006 through their Community Benefit Card where 1% of the money spent at the stores are donated to the charity of the customer’s choice. Click here for details on how to nominate the ACRF as the charity of your choice.
The wonderful staff at Torch Publishing host an annual golf day for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Held in Sydney, the event brings together local businesses, sportspeople and families in a wonderful day on the green. The team at Torch have experienced cancer first hand, and the ACRF are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support.
YourShare Financial Services
The YourShare team continues to deliver generous donations to cancer research. They feel passionately about helping defeat cancer and have found a way through their business to contribute to the community. Donations are made from their company proceeds and they are just about to launch a new Commissions for Charity program, which gives YourShare customers the option to choose to donate the collected fees and commissions generated from their financial products to a chosen beneficiary charity.