Google’s Giving Week Campaign
Google raises over $40,000 for Cure Cancer during their Giving Week campaign
In November, Cure Cancer was selected to be one of the five charities featured in Google’s Annual Giving Week campaign. The week-long campaign saw the Cure Cancer team head down to Google’s headquarters in Pyrmont for a series of fun and engaging events, designed to help raise money for the chosen charities.
First was a meet and greet session where Google staff were able to interact with the Cure Cancer team, as well as donate towards crucial cancer research. All donations received were generously doubled by Google as part of the Giving Week campaign. The session provided a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness around how the funds raised support our brightest early-career cancer researchers.
Next followed Google’s annual BarbeCURE. Even though Sydney’s temperamental weather postponed their original date earlier in the month, there were no clouds in sight last Thursday when we headed to Pyrmont Bay Park for an afternoon of activities.
There was competition in the air with soccer and touch footy tournaments, whilst a BarbeCURE cook off was also in action between Google’s own John Ball and Martin Curtis.
Both were called to the grill to battle for the title of Best Steak Chef and even though they each wowed the crowd with their delicious dishes, there could only be one winner. The results were close but with one vote difference, John Ball was victorious in the end.
For the raffle, five valuable Google products were won and a surprise live auction saw a Barbecues Galore barbeque fetch an impressive $500.
Altogether, Google raised over $40,000 for vital cancer research! A huge thank you to Google and everyone who supported Cure Cancer in Google’s Giving Week campaign.
If you’re inspired by Google’s BarbeCURE, you can host your own this summer – find out more today: