TAXIBOX is proudly supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s research program. Annually, 3,200 Australian families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child. Red Nose is dedicated to ending this tragic loss of life. How? Through world-class research, advocacy and education. Since 1988, Red Nose has contributed over $16.7 million to research. That’s no small feat.
The TAXIBOX team have really got into the spirit of supporting this cause. From our TAXIBOX offices to our storage facilities, to our Pink Ribbon Breakfast, and even out on the road, our team really enjoyed having a bit of fun showing their dedication and support. Right around Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane you may have seen our TAXIBOXES with a big pink sticker. Did you spot them?
2017 is hopefully the first year of many when we will be supporting the research programs of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Breast cancer is the most common cancer facing Australian women and one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This means that most of us are impacted by breast cancer at some point in our lives.
Research is the only way to prevent deaths from breast cancer and that’s why we’ve chosen to put our support behind NBCF. How we did this is by offering a $15 discount to customers, as well as donating $15 to NBCF whenever customers snapped a picture of their TAXIBOX with its pink sticker and then posted it to their socials with #TAXIBOX and #NBCFAus. We’ve had some awesome submissions so far.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the only national body that funds life-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. Breast cancer is the most common life-threatening cancer facing Australian women, with approximately eight women dying from the disease each day — mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends.
Research is the only way to improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. By funding only world-class research, NBCF is working towards a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
Our goal is that by 2030, there will be zero deaths from breast cancer, a goal that would see more women (and men) living longer with breast cancer, and empower them with a greater quality of life. While more women are surviving an initial diagnosis of breast cancer — nine out of 10 women are alive five years after their diagnosis — If their breast cancer has spread, or has metastasised at first diagnosis, the survival rate is alarmingly low with only one in four (a quarter) of women still alive 5 years after diagnosis. There is still much work to be done.
NBCF research has helped develop better therapies, greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other areas, and improved quality of life for patients and their families. Since 1995 we have awarded more than $140 million to 479 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of the nearly 66,000 Australians — mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, friends — living with breast cancer, to reduce the risk of our children and grandchildren dying from the disease, and to contribute to our goal of zero deaths.