Sydney metro waste management company, Aussie Skips, has partnered with The Kids’ Cancer Project to fund bold science to find better treatments and a cure.
Kicking off from 1 September, the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the locally owned and managed rubbish removal and recycling company will donate 50 cents to the independent national charity for every kilometre travelled by a selection of their fleet.
The Kids’ Cancer Project was established 25 years ago with the clear mission of supporting medical research that has the greatest chance of clinical success in improving treatments of childhood cancers.
More Australian children die of cancer than any other disease. It’s estimated that 950 children aged 0 – 18 are diagnosed every year.
Chief Executive of the charity, Owen Finegan, said financial support from partners like Aussie Skips is imperative in order to bring about the one hundred percent survival of children with cancer while eradicating the harmful impacts treatment can bring.
“Kids’ cancers are different to adult cancers, yet they receive the same treatments which are very harsh on growing bodies,” said Mr Finegan.
“Ninety percent of those who do survive will develop at least one chronic condition resulting from their treatment. We are committed to investing in bold medical research to find the solution.”
Aussie Skips will crisscross Sydney raising awarness, and with 50 cents for every kilometer travelled, much needed funds as well.
Emmanuel Roussakis, General Manager of Aussie Skips is delighted to collaborate with the charity to put suffering on the rubbish heap and end kids’ cancer.
"We have always believed in supporting and giving back to our local communities," said Mr Roussakis.
"We wanted to find and support a cause where we could make a real difference, help with events, fundraising and raise awareness through our business. Being in the waste management industry the latter seemed quite impossible until we came across The Kids' Cancer Project."
"From our initial research and first enquiry we knew they would be the perfect charity partner for us," Mr Roussakis continued. "As an organisation they are passionate about their cause of eradicating childhood cancer and their research efforts so far have already provided improved treatment methods and survival rates for kids with cancer."
As part of the partnership, along with the per kilometre donation, Aussie Skips will help The Kids’ Cancer Project raise awareness with trucks and trailers that will travel thousands of kilometres around metropolitan Sydney painted with their message.
Sydney-siders can help children with cancer by booking an Aussie Skip. Simply visit aussieskips.com.au and enter your postcode for an instant quote. Order securely online 24/7 or call Aussie Skips on 02 9744 3322.