Josh Group, a newly established online retail business, has opened its heart as well as its virtual doors by funding scientific research to help children with many different types of cancer.
The homewares e-tailer is generously donating 10 per cent of all purchases to The Kids’ Cancer Project, an independent national charity that funds childhood cancer research in leading institutions around the country.
Adam Racomelara, CEO and founder of Josh Group has personally supported the charity for many years through community fundraising events.
“I was already familiar with The Kids’ Cancer Project having attended the annual “Shine Bright For The Kids” events run by close personal friends of mine,” said Racomelara.
“On one occasion, I had the opportunity to meet both Col Reynolds, who started the charity, and Owen Finegan, CEO. Speaking to them about their mission, vision and approach to helping children with cancer inspired me to do whatever I could.”
“Now that I have started Josh Group, I have an incredible opportunity to be able to make a meaningful difference. I know my customers will really appreciate that 10 per cent of all purchases go to such a worthy cause.”
Owen Finegan, The Kids’ Cancer Project CEO is delighted Josh Group has entered into this partnership to fund bold scientific research to bring about the 100 per cent survival of children with cancer.
“We are incredibly grateful Josh Group are with us on our mission,” he said. “Together we will fund the best science to find kinder, more effective treatments and improve survival rates of the disease that kills more Australian children than any other.”
5 facts about childhood cancer
- 950 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer every year.
- The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is six.
- Each year 40 classrooms of Australian children will be diagnosed with cancer.
- 20 per cent of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive.
- More than 99 per cent of childhood cancer survivors will have a chronic health problem as a result of their treatment.
Donating to The Kids’ Cancer Project took on new meaning for Racomelara when he became a father.
“Becoming a parent put this charity and their work into perspective for me. I now have four children and can relate to the absolute devastation childhood cancer has on a family unit,” he said.
“The alarming statistics make it clear that more funds are urgently needed and that every cent counts. Josh Group’s aim is to alleviate whatever pain we can.”
Donate to research and help find more effective treatments for kids with cancer.