Host with Hoges Messenger Bot

Host with Hoges Messenger Bot

Aussie legend Paul “Hoges” Hogan set to make an appearance at your BBQ this summer

December 2017 – Paul Hogan introduced the world to the Aussie BBQ in the 1980s. Thirty years later, he’s doing it again, as the star of Australia’s first ever charity ‘Host with Hoges’ Bot for Messenger, to raise awareness for Cure Cancer Australia’s BARBECURE campaign.

For the second year, Cure Cancer Australia is encouraging Australians to turn their summer barbecue into a BARBECURE, a nationwide initiative designed to raise funds to support Australia’s brightest early-career cancer researchers as they work towards finding a cure.

With a focus on innovation, Cure Cancer Australia have brought Paul Hogan’s famous character to life virtually through the ‘Host with Hoges’ Bot. Donors will be able to register and donate, as well as access inspiring tips for recipes and hosting the perfect BARBECURE this summer all in one place. “7 in 10 Australian’s use Facebook, the new ‘Host with Hoges’ Bot means we can connect with our supporters like never before. We’ve made it fun and easy for people to be involved and enjoy a delicious BARBECURE with Paul Hogan to raise money for an important cause,” said Floyd Larsen, CEO of Cure Cancer Australia.

As the BARBECURE campaign’s lead ambassador, Paul Hogan said, “We’ve all lost a friend or a family member to cancer and it’s one of the leading causes of death in Australia. As we get closer to finding a cure, we need to do everything we can to support Australia’s brilliant emerging scientists. That’s why we’re asking Aussies to make their summer barbie a BARBECURE, and with support from friends, families and myself via the Bot, help fund the work of innovative early-career, researchers.”

One Australian dies every 12 minutes from cancer*. Cure Cancer Australia is dedicated to funding crucial research for all types of cancer from Australia’s emerging minds. As well as providing funding for early-career researchers, the grants also increase their chances of gaining funding from other grant agencies in the future.

“Whether it’s a get together with friends, a family celebration, an office party, at a primary school or after sport at a local park, we’re encouraging people to get together and combine their love of a barbecue with support for a great cause. Who knows – their BARBECURE could fund the cancer research that gives us the breakthrough we need to make this the last generation to die from cancer,” Floyd Larsen added.

The ‘Host with Hoges’ Bot runs until end of March 2018. To download the Bot for Messenger and become a host or donate, open your Messenger app and search for ‘Host with Hoges’. Or, to find out more information about BARBECURE, go to:

*Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016

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