The Commonwealth Bank has been privileged to partner with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) since 2002, to help raise awareness of prostate cancer and to raise funds to support vital research.
Throughout this long-standing partnership, the Commonwealth Bank has supported the PCFA through a range of initiatives including:
In 2002, the Commonwealth Bank’s support helped the PCFA establish Australia’s first Australia-wide network of prostate tissue banks. These provide an essential resource to all Australian prostate cancer researchers.
From 2006 to 2008, the Commonwealth Bank partnered with the PCFA to deliver a series of men's health forums throughout Australia. These forums encouraged men and their families to be proactive about their health and to educate them about prostate cancer and other important health issues, such as heart disease and depression.
Since 2006, the Commonwealth Bank’s ‘Hitting Cancer for Six’ campaign has seen the Bank donate $1,000 for every six hit during the Commonwealth Bank One Day Cricket Series. This campaign has raised $160,000 for the PCFA and Breast Cancer Institute of Australia.
Employees at the Commonwealth Bank also actively participate in the annual Movember campaign for men’s health – including prostate cancer. Since 2006, Commonwealth Bank employees have raised more than $444,000 for this campaign by growing moustaches and fundraising in November each year.
In 2009, the Commonwealth Bank is proud to continue providing essential support to the PCFA through a range of fundraising activities and is excited to be the PCFA’s Major Sponsor of its National Awareness Campaign in September.