QBE Foundation has continued its support of national charity, The Kids’ Cancer Project, by this year committing further funds as part of the charity’s most ambitious fundraising initiative to date - to raise $1.7 million by 31 October through a matched giving appeal.
The campaign, which started in August by requesting the support of corporate partners, foundations and major donors, is now generating mass community support as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is set to continue through to the end of October.
QBE Australia has supported The Kids’ Cancer Project since 2013. During that time the insurance giant, through its corporate social responsibility initiative the QBE Foundation, has donated over $650,000 to the independent national charity.
With 950 Australian children diagnosed with cancer each year and three passing away every week, funding scientific projects in the fastest way to a cure.
Owen Finegan, CEO of The Kids’ Cancer Project has seen firsthand the distance philanthropic and corporate social responsibility dollars can go and congratulated QBE Foundation for stepping up every day to help the three children and families who hear the words “Your Child has Cancer” .
“We are thrilled that the QBE Foundation continues to have an impact on scientific discoveries for kids with cancer by partnering with us,” said Mr Finegan. “The Kids’ Cancer Project offers organisations of all sizes the opportunity to multiply their impact up to four times through our current campaign.”
Philanthropic investment with The Kids’ Cancer Project goes toward innovation grants to top researchers around Australia through collaboration with liked minded organisations. We have committed to funding eight research projects through Cancer Australia's Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS).
Jason Clarke, Co-Chair QBE Foundation, said that by partnering with The Kids’ Cancer Project they are able to see their philanthropic efforts making genuine impact.
“The QBE Foundation partners with impactful not-for-profits. This campaign to multiply giving will enhance The Kids’ Cancer Project’s mission to support bold scientific research that has the greatest chance of clinical success in the improvement of treatments for childhood cancers. We are really pleased to be able to support such a great initiative,” said Mr Clarke.
The Kids’ Cancer Project is seeking significant pledges from the business community to fund life-saving scientific research for childhood cancer, the number one killer by disease in Australian children.
To discover how you can partner with The Kids’ Cancer Project, contact CEO, Owen Finegan firstname.lastname@example.org.