Cancer Council WA announced as new charity
Pindan has selected Cancer Council Western Australia as its new principal charity partner. Cancer Council WA is the state's leading independent, evidence-based cancer organisation.
Through the generosity of the Western Australian community, it funds world-class cancer research, as well as running life-saving prevention programs such as SunSmart and Make Smoking History, and providing much-needed support to Western Australian families affected by cancer.
Pindan Managing Director, George Allingame, said the Pindan team was passionate about raising significant sums of money for worthwhile causes that assisted the community including Pindan’s own team members and their families.
“Pindan’s culture, built on family values and with its strong focus on partnerships, is a perfect fit for supporting the work of Cancer Council WA do," George said.
Pindan’s longest serving employee, Terry Sayers, was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer nearly 12 months ago.
"Being diagnosed was devastating, both for me and my family. While friends are always supportive, sometimes you need more: you need information, advice and help to navigate the long road ahead. The Cancer Council with their nurses, information booklets and counsellors were always there, at the end of a phone. Knowing where to go for advice, and how to deal with the changes in our lives, was invaluable.
Cancer Council WA CEO Ashley Reid said he was delighted that Pindan has chosen to support Cancer Council WA.
“As a community-funded organisation, we rely on the generosity and support of both individuals and companies like Pindan.
“We thank Pindan for their generous support which will help us to continue our important work in bringing the defeat of cancer closer,” Ashley said.
In the past decade, Pindan has raised almost $1 million for charities, including Parkerville Children and Youth Care, Cystic Fibrosis WA, Association for the Blind and the Peel Health Campus.
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