Articles and Case Studies

Corporate Social Responsibility

10 Dec 2012

Contributing to our Community

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program has continued to grow in terms of reach and impact since its launch in 2011. The Program continues to provide a framework for managing our fundraising efforts and involvement with charitable organisations that are aligned with our Member activities and medical interests.

Making a difference in the community

In 2012 MDA National raised funds, along with our employees, by participating, donating or providing  sponsorship to a number of initiatives including:

  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea –
    raised funds for cancer research and support.
  • Daffodil Day – growing hope for people
    living with cancer.
  • Movember – raised funds and awareness
    for men’s health.
  • One girl – donated our fleet of outdated computers and laptops.
  • Perth City to Surf – hosted 100 Members, friends and family.
  • Think Pink Foundation – donated to supporting women living with breast cancer.

Polar Challenge 2013

Doctors Gareth Andrews and Richard Stephenson are taking part in the 2013 Polar Challenge – a 600 kilometre competitive race across the Arctic sea ice to the Magnetic North Pole. It is one of the world’s toughest endurance races in one of the world’s most inhospitable and endangered regions. The doctors’ goal is to inspire, educate and empower the youth of Australia and New Zealand to make a positive change in the world through the medium of adventure.

To find out more about this grueling race to the magnetic north pole, read our interview with Dr Gareth Andrews.

Think Pink Foundation

The Think Pink Foundation is an independent, volunteer based charity whose focus is to raise funds to provide financial and emotional support to breast cancer patients. They fund worthy projects that help provide breast cancer patients with information and counselling and also provide funds to patients who are in financial need to help them through their journey with breast cancer.

To find out more about the Think Pink Foundation, read our interview with Think Pink Foundation Chair, Irene Hendell.



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