In August of this year, the Adenbrook Homes Mid North Coast team launched a fundraising campaign to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research. With 50 women diagnosed every day, breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in Australia and the Adenbrook Homes team want to help find a cure. Having personally been impacted by breast cancer the cause is close to the heart of the Mid North Coast team and this was the motivation to set their sights on raising $10,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation opened their doors in 1994 and has since raised over $171 million to fund an incredible 534 breast cancer research projects across Australia. This has led to the development of new treatment outcomes, diagnostic tools and approaches to improve the quality of life of those affected by breast cancer. The NBCF is 100% community funded with no government support, so the Adenbrook Homes team understand that we need to come together to continue to fund this research if we are going to achieve the goal of zero deaths.
Business owner, Matt Morris said “we are always focused on how we can engage with the community and help those around us. When you consider how many lives are impacted by breast cancer every year, it was an easy decision for us to immerse ourselves in this fundraiser.” The Adenbrook Homes Mid North Coast sprung into action and team rallied the support of their clients and local community with a request to display an awareness sign out the front of their home throughout the August and September appeal which was extremely well received. With signs installed across the Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour regions the team could see the impact immediately.
For every sign displayed, the team vowed to donate $50 and also welcomed contribution from the local community so they could reach their goal of $10,000, and that is exactly what they did. Matt Morris and his team not only raised the $10,000 for NBCF but also raised awareness about breast cancer across their region. It is this awareness that will drive ongoing support and continued research to help find a cure.
The incidence of breast cancer has increased in recent years, the 5-year survival rate has increased to 91% over the last 25 years and much of this progress is thanks largely due to research. The more Australians that donate to research, the more likely we are of achieving the goal of zero breast cancer deaths by 2030. Adenbrook Homes are now a corporate partner of National Breast Cancer Australia and welcome any donations or support from the local community to continue to aid this amazing cause.