The Kids’ Cancer Project crew visited Optus’ Sydney campus to hold a bear drive to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research during 2016 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The Kids’ Cancer Project Bear Program was created in 2009 to bring much-needed distraction and comfort to children going through difficult and sometimes scary treatment in hospital. Proceeds of all bear sales fund vital childhood cancer research.
Each of the soft, plush teddy bears have unique personalities and are guaranteed to generate smiles. Bears are availble for general sale or can be donated anonymously to children in 70 participating hospitals around Australia.
Learn more: Our bear program.
On learning about the unqiue bear program, staff at Optus invited the independent national charity, and their furry friends, to run a 'bear drive' at their Sydney headquarters during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
CEO of The Kids’ Cancer Project Owen Finegan rolled up his sleeves to help process all the donations and sales.
Owen Finegan,The Kids' Cancer Project CEO, sells the charity's cuddly bears at Optus Sydney HQ.
“It was great to see the Optus staff, six deep queued up to make a difference to kids doing it tough, with cancer,” said Finegan.
"Optus staff and contractors showed incredible support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with over $5,000 raised and a hundred bears donated to our national Hospital Bear Program," he said.
The CEO was quick to thank all those involved who made it thank you to Jacqui Rodgers the Community Partnerships Manager and Tom Forwood Corporate Manager – Billing Development: Consumer Billing at Optus for inviting The Kids’ Cancer Project to hold the bear drive, we definitely saw heroes in action for kids with Cancer,” said Finegan.
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