Community Snapshot: September 2021
It’s been a big month for our community partners.
To start the month, we continued our commitment to Starlight Children’s Foundation with a $250,000 donation to support Starlight’s wish granting program. A Starlight Wish is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a sick child and their family. It provides a positive distraction, helps kids to feel empowered, and offers a break from hospital life.
Our partnership with Starlight spans 15 years and over $3 million in support. We are very lucky to have organisations like Starlight helping children in hospitals across Australia.
Last Friday, we continued our commitment to Victorian charity My Room with a $100,000 donation to their annual The Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon which aims to raise money to support children and their families on their cancer journey in Victoria.
My Room is a volunteer-run organisation and has been dedicated to increasing the survival rate of childhood cancer for over 25 years. In this time, it has raised more than $20 million for research, clinical care, family support, and to improve the quality of life for children with cancer.
The Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon is a crucial fundraiser that helps fund lifesaving medical research, research grants, and family care and support. The money raised will support the important work done by Monash Children’s Hospital, as well as other key beneficiaries.
Until next month, stay safe everyone, and again a huge thank you to all those community groups making a difference to our lives.