Konica Minolta Australia has reaffirmed its ongoing partnership with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) through sponsorship of the 2016 Pink Lady luncheon series across Australia.
The BCNA Pink Lady luncheon series provides an opportunity to support Australians affected by breast cancer, and is held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (13 October). The series is the charity’s largest annual fundraiser.
Speakers at this year’s luncheons include former Governor-General of Australia, The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD, CVO, and former NSW Treasurer, The Honourable Nick Greiner AC. Nick Greiner, a breast cancer survivor, will be a speaker at the Sydney event.
Konica Minolta Australia is proud of its ongoing partnership with BCNA, which began in 2011. In that time, as part of its corporate social responsibility program, Konica Minolta Australia has given employees the opportunity to volunteer with the charity. In addition, it has also donated equipment for printing done within BCNA.
Dr David Cooke, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “BCNA provides tremendous support for Australians’ affected by breast cancer. As one of our first foundation charity partners we are proud to provide ongoing support as BCNA and the Pink Lady luncheons go from strength to strength.”
For many Konica Minolta employees, the connection with BCNA is personal. Internal fundraisers for the charity regularly occur, with speakers attending from BCNA that are in breast cancer remission. They inspire employees and help increase understanding of how to support their family or friends that may be diagnosed or are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Dr David Cooke said, “We are passionate about giving back to the communities in which our business operates. BCNA’s organisational values of energy, openness, caring, connection, and resilience are closely aligned with Konica Minolta’s own company vision and culture. The partnership with BCNA helps us live out these values whilst providing much needed financial support to an organisation and its people, who work tirelessly to empower those in difficult or vulnerable stages of their lives. For example the free and confidential one-on-one counselling support BCNA offers to women and men with secondary breast cancer, and their families is vital.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women. In 2016, it is estimated that 15,934 women and 150 men will be diagnosed with the disease, many of whom rely on organisations like BCNA to provide support as they undergo treatment.
To attend a luncheon in your nearest capital city please visit – https://www.bcna.org.au/news-events/events/pink-lady-luncheon-series/ or call 1800 500 238.