5 ways your workplace can help us beat cancer!

Posted 5 Sep 2017.


We're fighting cancer from every angle by funding world-class local cancer research, running education and prevention programs and providing much-needed support services for WA families. There's tonnes of easy ways your workplace can get involved and help us in our mission to beat cancer! Check out some examples below.


1. Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partnerships can assist you in achieving your marketing and corporate social responsibility objectives, while helping us to reduce the impact and incidence of cancer on our community at the same time.

Blueprint Wealth's story

Through their partnership with us, Blueprint Wealth sponsors our Early Career Cancer Researcher of the Year Award. One of our Research Excellence Awards, it was established to recognise and celebrate the best and brightest cancer researchers in WA.

The Blueprint Wealth team has a strong understanding of the impact cancer can have on our community and are passionate about helping us to support West Aussies affected by cancer through their corporate partnership.

"We have been providing pro-bono financial advice for the last several years to individuals who are going through cancer treatment. We have seen first-hand the challenges that people face during this time - our team is committed to continuing to provide this advice and support," says Blueprint Wealth Co-Owner and Director, David Baruffi.

2. Team Fundraising

Company fundraising events are a great way to motivate your staff, foster team spirit, promote creativity and have some fun!

Davey Real Estate's story

Each year the team from Davey Real Estate host an Australia Day Breakfast along the beautiful West Coast Drive in support of us.

Staff members cook a delicious BBQ breakfast for gold coin donations and all proceeds raised help us continue providing much-needed support services for West Aussies affected by cancer.

They have been running their Australia Day Charity Breakfast for over 15 years and the event has raised over $10,000 for us!

Fundraising is an important part of Davey Real Estate's partnership with us and provides an opportunity for them to give back to a cause which is very close to the heart of the Davey family and many of their employees.

According to the team, response to the annual event is overwhelming and they hope to continue their charity breakfast for many more years to come!


3. Workplace Giving

Workplace giving enables employees to donate to us through automated payroll deductions. It's one of the most simple and tax efficient ways to donate and is a chance for employers to help their staff do something they really care about.


Synergy's Story

Synergy has had a huge impact supporting us as part of its Workplace Giving program for 2017. The program allows Synergy employees to make pre-tax donations throughout the year to support our work and brighten the lives of WA cancer patients and their families.

Since the program launched in April, Synergy staff have donated over $2000 to us! The organisation generously matches each employee's donation dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of their Workplace Giving program.
Ryan Stewart is President of Synergy Spirit, a committee of staff volunteers that raise money through raffles, vending machine sales and other activities.

"Synergy supports our committee and our charities through a generous workplace giving program where they match the donations made by staff," said Ryan.

The Synergy Spirit committee is dedicated to raising awareness about Workplace Giving among staff, ensuring that every dollar raised really does make a difference.

"Our chosen charities are selected by a companywide vote and this year the committee was very excited to announce that the Cancer Council WA would be a major beneficiary."

Synergy Workplace Giving has helped support our Financial Hardship program which provides relief to cancer patients and their families experiencing hardship as a result of their cancer diagnosis.

4. Corporate Volunteering

Empowering staff to engage in volunteering allows them to learn and apply new skills, while doing something meaningful for their community. Flow on benefits can include better teamwork, leadership development, and increased loyalty and morale.

Aon's Story

Our Cook- a -Meal program is a unique corporate volunteering activity for companies looking for a corporate team building activity that makes a positive difference to our community.

For the past 3 years, Aon has been coming to cook for guests staying at our Milroy Lodge - a home away from home for regional cancer patients undergoing treatment in Perth.

The teams from Aon always arrive at the lodge armed with delicious ingredients ready to be transformed into a feast, and waste no time getting busy in the kitchen, chopping, dicing and slicing ingredients against the clock.

There's always a really great buzz in the kitchen as teams come together to create the best possible experience for our guests.

"The fact that we know we were making a difference and get to chat to some of the residents is great. Being able to interact and have a bit of a laugh with them is brilliant."- Aon employee

5. Cause Related Marketing

Linking a brand or product to a charity can be instrumental in stimulating sales and enhancing your reputation.

Aveling's story

Aveling is one of the leading private training organisations in Western Australia. We worked in partnership with them to develop an online ‘UV and Heat Awareness' course which provides information and guidance for outdoor workers to ensure they are aware of how to protect themselves from the dangers of the sun.

For each UV and Heat Awareness Course registration, $7 is donated to us. For Aveling, the alignment with our brand and our SunSmart messaging is beneficial to them when promoting the course to workplaces with employees at risk of UV exposure.

Thank you to the team at Aveling for helping us in our mission to empower West Aussies to reduce their cancer risk.

How can your workplace get involved?

If you'd like to know more about how your organisation can support us in our mission to beat cancer visit our corporate partners page or contact us on on 08 9212 4333 or corporaterelations@cancerwa.asn.au


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