Cure Cancer Australia and Sydney Airport Christmas Appeal
- Funds raised will support Australia’s brightest early career cancer researchers
- Partnership to kick off with airport ‘BARBECURE’ event in November
Cure Cancer Australia are delighted to confirm their selection as the official charity partner for the 2017 Sydney Airport Community Christmas Giving Appeal.
The partnership offers an unprecedented platform to drive awareness of Cure Cancer Australia - as Australia’s largest gateway airport, Sydney Airport serves over 42 million passengers a year. Funds raised by the appeal will be invested in Australia’s brightest early career scientists, working across all areas of cancer research and all cancer types.
Cure Cancer Australia CEO Floyd Larsen said;
‘We are thrilled to have been selected to partner with Sydney Airport this Christmas 2017. Cure Cancer Australia exclusively funds early career researchers who offer new perspectives and innovative ideas across all areas of cancer research, because we believe that by supporting them, we have the best chance of one day finding a cure for cancer. The Sydney Airport Christmas Appeal has raised more than $1 million for charity since it began in 2012, and is an unparalleled opportunity to help raise critically important funds.’
Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said Cure Cancer Australia was an obvious choice, because of its unique approach to exclusively funding early career cancer research and acting as the catalyst for the research funding pipeline.
‘Cure Cancer Australia is not only investing in research, but they’re investing in our future leaders in this field,’ Ms Mather said.
‘The Christmas Appeal always showcases the great generosity of spirit that exists across the airport community. We expect this year to be bigger than ever, and we look forward to supporting Cure Cancer Australia throughout the appeal.’
The Christmas Appeal launches on Sunday, 12 November with a special ‘BARBECURE’ event at the airport, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a classic Australian tradition and get the appeal off to a strong start.
The appeal will once again feature Sydney Airport’s iconic runway run, where members of the public will have the unique opportunity to complete a running race on the airfield, followed by a BARBECURE for everyone taking part.
The annual Hangar Event will also be held in December, which will see the community come together to celebrate Christmas with breathtaking views of the airfield, whilst raising money for Cure Cancer Australia.