Photo Caption (left to right): Associate Professor Graham Newstead (Chairman, Bowel Cancer Australia’s Awareness Advisory Board), Jill Dearing (General Manager, Australian Cancer Research Foundation), Edward Lee (CEO, Hyundai Motor Company Australia), Robert Pappalardo (Ryde Hyundai) & Terry Micallef (McCarrolls Hyundai).
Hyundai Donates $100,000 To Blue September
In support of Blue September, Hyundai presented a cheque for $100,000 to Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Bowel Cancer Australia representatives at a ceremony held in Sydney on Friday 9th of September. This is the third consecutive year Hyundai Motor Company Australia and the Hyundai dealer network have joined forces to support Blue September.
An annual nationwide charity programme, Blue September seeks to raise awareness of men’s cancer for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Bowel Cancer Australia, as well as help men reduce the risk of developing cancer by sharing the message that making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent male cancer deaths.
Hyundai is also supporting Blue September through a nationwide competition which will see one lucky person win an All-New Hyundai Accent Elite hatch, by simply visiting www.blueseptember.org.au and making a donation of $5 or more, during the month of September.
Hyundai’s commitment to Blue September swung into action in August. A comprehensive national campaign saw the Hyundai dealer network pledge to donate $100 from each new vehicle sold during the Hyundai ‘3-Day Sale’ to Blue September. Almost 1,000 vehicles were sold over the three days, raising $100,000 for this vital cause.
Hyundai further endorsed the Blue September initiative at the high profile Qantas Socceroo World Cup qualifier match against Thailand held on the 2nd of September. Volunteers distributed 10,000 Blue September wristbands, raising both awareness and funds at the match.
For more information, or to make a donation to Blue September visit: www.blueseptember.org.au
About Blue September
Each year, more than 22,000 (AIHW) Australian men die of cancer. Common types of cancers causing death in men are lung, prostate, bowel, melanoma and testicular.
In many cases, male cancer deaths can be prevented through healthy lifestyle decisions and early detection.
Blue September is a campaign created to get the message out about cancer in men. It aims to raise awareness among all Australians about cancers affecting men and urges men to take preventative action by improving lifestyle choices. It is also about encouraging people to make a donation for cancer research, to help find a cure for the disease that affects so many Australian men.
To learn more please contact Adrian Brien Hyundai on 8374 5444.