Changing lives through Project Pink
Aveo have raised over $700,000 to date in support of life-saving breast cancer research
As part of our commitment to older Australians, in 2016 Aveo formed a partnership with the PA Research Foundation, home to the discovery of the world’s first cancer vaccine. This national partnership involves working closely together to raise much-needed funds through the breast cancer campaign Project Pink, to invest back into life-saving medical research projects.
Residents, staff and partners across our 93 communities have rallied together to continue to raise funds since 2016, which have helped to support UQ Diamantina Institute Group Leader Dr Fiona Simpson and her lab’s ground-breaking research project – a world-first treatment option for triple negative breast cancer patients. The project is currently undergoing phase-one clinical trial thanks to the continued support from Aveo which will potentially change the effectiveness of breast cancer treatment on a global scale.
Help us support Project Pink
As our principles become aligned in transforming lives through increased health and wellbeing, Aveo are supporting ‘Project Pink’ again in 2019 throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Our Aveo communities are united by the cause and there will be no shortage of pink again as a variety of events will be hosted from art shows, fun runs, high teas and pink lunches in order to meet our 2019 fundraising goal.
PA Research Foundation’s Project Pink Campaign
Raising vital funds for life-saving breast cancer research
In 2018, more than 3000 families will lose a loved one to breast cancer – that is eight deaths each day. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death for Australian women. Motivated by these statistics, the PA Research Foundation’s Project Pink campaign raises awareness and vital funds for life-saving breast cancer research at a community level, with the ultimate goal to put a stop to women dying from breast cancer.
As the philanthropic arm of the PA Hospital Campus, which houses the Translational Research Institute, the PA Research Foundation supports one of Australia’s leading tertiary research hospitals, funding world class research into deadly and debilitating diseases. The Campus is also a leader in transplant medicine and immunology, in particular cancer immunology and houses a leading cancer clinical trials centre.
The PA Hospital Campus is one of the most energetic research precincts in the nation and a world leader with nearly 600 researchers pursuing transformational research that has a real and tangible impact on people’s day-to-day lives in a variety of ways – from investigating disease prevention, early detection, treatment and cures. Together with the Foundation, we will deliver programs encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and fundraising events to raise funds for medical research projects.