AMC Commercial Cleaning takes the dare to increase survival rates of Children with Cancer

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Continuing AMC Commercial Cleaning’s ongoing support of the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia, our CEO Kristie Coade and Sales and Operations Director, Matthew Kaneda-Hession participated in the CEO Dare to Cure challenge on the 6th of September.

On a brisk Sydney morning in the Botanic Gardens, Kristie and Matthew joined over 90 CEOs and Directors from all over Australia to raise precious funds for children’s cancer research.

With a wide variety of challenges and dares aiming to both shock and thrill participants, Kristie lived out her childhood circus aspirations by opting for the flying trapeze: ‘it was so rewarding to attend another of these amazing events gathering CEOs together to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Institute.

‘As corporate partners of the Children’s Cancer Institute we are incredibly passionate about all the work they do in fighting childhood cancer. To be able to do something daring, such as the trapeze for this cause was fun, exhilarating and thrilling, to raise money while doing it…that’s even better!’

Matthew chose the Daring Delicacy option and explained why the event was so important to him: ‘for the second consecutive year, I have been privileged to participate in the CEO Dare to Cure. As a father of 2 small boys, it is unimaginable for me to understand what the parents of these sick children are going through.

‘Assisting the team to work towards a zero-childhood cancer rate is something that I’m humbled to be involved with. The team at CCI are truly amazing.’

The Dare to Cure fundraiser was an overwhelming success raising $601,285, smashing the initial goal of $550,000. This money that will be invested into vital research which the institute began over 40 years ago. The CCI’s ongoing hard work has seen the survival rate of children cancer sufferers increase to eight in ten – a number which would have been unfathomable 20 years ago.

 

Miles Rodriquez