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 Ford Australia Employees Champion Fundraising for Breast Cancer Research

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford Australia employees have continued to demonstrate their renowned generosity when it comes to supporting worthwhile causes.
 
More than 400 employees joined a BBQ, with some dressing up in bright pink outfits, to help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and make a positive difference in the community.
 
In total, Ford employees have donated more than A$8,000 from various events this year to support research into breast cancer.
 
The BBQ event was organised by Ford volunteers with support from the Network of Women, which has been supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraising efforts at Ford since 2009.
 
Annette Tang, regional commodity engineer, Body Exterior, Asia Pacific and Africa, said the Network of Women at Ford is operated by a small committee of dedicated female employees, with a goal of championing diversity issues, engaging Ford’s female workforce and building strong networks across the company.
 
“By using our strong networks throughout the company, we have been able to engage volunteers and organise events across all our sites for employees to participate in.” Tang said.
 
At the BBQ event, Ford employees also dressed up with pink props to have their photos taken for the Piece-by-Piece campaign – an online mosaic of images built by people committed to solving the puzzle of breast cancer.
 
Ford donates A$1 for every photo uploaded to the online mosaic (up to A$100,000), and A$1 for every image share or liked on Facebook. For more information visit www.piecebypiece.net.au
 
An online art auction and a corporate raffle were also held to raise funds.
 
“This has been a super result for this year, given our target was $5000.  We are always so amazed at the generosity of Ford employees over the years,” Tang said. 
 
“We know that the funds we have raised will be put to good use in helping to further breast cancer research and support the many Australian families affected by it every day.  But equally as important, we hope that we have been able to raise more awareness for breast cancer so people go for regular check-ups and know where they can get more information and support.”
 
Employees can continue to provide support by donating at the Ford team page: https://pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au/events/view/t/22338826rba/network-of-womens-pink-ribbon-breakfast
 
Ford Australia employees took time out to raise money for research into breast cancer.
The BBQ was organised by Ford volunteers with support from the Network of Women, which has been supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraising efforts at Ford since 2009.
   
Ford employees have donated more than A$8,000 from various events this year to support research into breast cancer.
Cooking up a storm for breast cancer research.
   

  

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11/25/2012 11:45 PM