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By Konica Minolta 08 Sep 2017

Konica Minolta supports the Breast Cancer Network Australia

September 5, 2017 - Konica Minolta is proud to get behind the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) through sponsorship of the 2017 Pink Lady luncheon series across Australia and participation in other upcoming fundraising activities.

The BCNA Pink Lady luncheon series provides an opportunity to support Australians affected by breast cancer. Speakers at this year’s luncheons include: The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce, AD, CVO; Ita Buttrose, OA, OBE; Rosemary Vilgan, CEO, QSuper; The Hon. Nick Greiner, AC; and Christine Holgate, CEO, Blackmores.

Konica Minolta Australia is proud to support BCNA as one of its four key charity partners, and part of the company’s commitment to doing its part in making a better, more sustainable community. The partnership with BCNA continues to grow since it started in 2011.

Dr David Cooke, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “This year, as part of its expanding corporate social responsibility strategy, Konica Minolta Australia has increased its employee volunteer leave allowance to two days per year. We hope that many will choose to use this leave to support the luncheon as event volunteers.

“We’re proud to partner with BCNA to continue to support its Pink Lady luncheon series, as it goes from strength to strength each year. The atmosphere at the events is always genuine; good people wanting to have a small impact where they can.”

Konica Minolta Australia employee, Dita Ardanis, volunteered at the Sydney event and said, “The BCNA luncheon was such a rewarding experience where I got to meet new people, and listen to incredible stories from breast cancer survivors and family members of those who were diagnosed. It was inspiring to see everyone work as a team towards a common goal that touched each of us.”

For many Konica Minolta employees, the connection with BCNA is personal. This year some employees are also participating in other fundraising activities for the charity including the Sydney Running Festival and Ride Daylesford.

Marc Brandon, 3D printing product marketing manager, Konica Minolta Australia, who is participating in his first run for BCNA said, “It’s a privilege to be a part of the celebration to raise awareness of such courageous women and their experiences with breast cancer. I hope to do them proud through my fundraising efforts and run on the day.”

Find BCNA luncheon details here: https://www.bcna.org.au/news-events/events/pink-lady-luncheon-series/. Remaining luncheons include: Adelaide – 12 September; Melbourne – 11 October; and Canberra – 25 October.

To join Konica Minolta employees at the Sydney Run Festival, register here: https://www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au/

 

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