The Commonwealth Bank has been privileged to partner with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) since 2000, 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 PCFA through a range of initiatives including:
In 2000-2002, the Commonwealth Bank's support helped 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 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 2011 the Commonwealth Bank has been the national major sponsor of the Big Aussie Barbie campaign.
In 2013, Commonwealth Bank's staff volunteered at launch events nationally and raised $57,000 at their annual Sydney staff cook-off in September, which saw the Retail Banking, Business and Private Banking, Institutional Banking & Markets, Risk Management & Financial Services and Wealth Management teams compete against each other for the best barbecue. Commonwealth Bank also sold mini BBQ tongs to boost their fundraising efforts bringing the 2013 total raised to $144,617.
For more information visit commbank.com.au/prostatecancer