Every day this year 55 Australians will be told they have breast cancer, which means 20,000 more women and 170 more men will be diagnosed with the disease in 2020.
That’s why Konica Minolta will be supporting its charity partner, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), to match donations and help raise $55k during its 55 Hours of Giving campaign.
In 2020, BCNA is relying more than ever on the generosity of partners and the community to provide additional support and resources for Australians living with breast cancer, their families and friends.
These additional resources have so far included:
- extending BCNA’s helpline hours to 7 days a week, as required
- ensuring up-to-date, accurate information is available on the My Journey online tool
- producing a special COVID-19 podcast series.
While COVID-19 has increased the need for BCNA’s services and support, many of BCNA’s fundraising events and activities have had to be cancelled or postponed.
This year Konica Minolta has therefore decided to support BCNA’s 55 Hours of Giving campaign, which will double the impact of public donations over a 55 hour period.
The 55 Hours of Giving campaign will run from 8.00 am AEST 24 June to 3.00 pm AEST 26 June, and you can click here to double your donation during that time.
Konica Minolta has been a proud supporter of BCNA since 2013, supporting annual fundraising campaigns, as well as employee matched giving, fundraising, volunteering and in-kind support.
Shane Blandford, chief marketing and innovation officer, Konica Minolta, said, “Most people been affected by breast cancer in one way or another, as a survivor, friend or family member and we’re incredibly proud to help BCNA provide the information, care and support when it’s most needed.”
About Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation. It exists to ensure that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
BCNA has free programs and services to inform and support people with breast cancer, including our Helpline – 1800 500 258 – and My Journey online tool – www.myjourney.org.au – an information resource for people diagnosed with breast cancer.
About Konica Minolta Australia
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing.
Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.
Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); data analytics; and 3D, now.
Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through gender equality, ethical supply chain and climate change action strategies.
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