ACA President Paul Mondo taking part in CEO Dare to Cure event
More than 1,000 families a year are faced with hearing the devastating words “your child has cancer,” a statistic the Dare to Cure challenge hopes to change. Cancer kills more children than any other disease. Tragically, every week nearly three Australian children and adolescents will die from cancer.
“On a personal level, I can only imagine how devastating it would be, as a parent, to learn that your child is battling cancer,” Mr Mondo said.
“I’m happy to lend my support to the challenge, and hope that my small contribution can help make a difference.”
Mr Mondo will join other leading CEOs and business leaders from across Australia to face a fear by taking on a dare, whilst at the same time raising money in support of shifting the children’s cancer statistics.
“When I was invited to get involved, I just couldn’t say no as it’s such a great cause,” he said.
He has bravely agreed to take part in the fundraiser challenge, taking on the Ice Bath challenge, through which he is hoping to raise $5,000 during the fundraising event which will be held at the Timber Yard in Port Melbourne.
An additional challenge event will be held in Sydney, at the Fleet Steps in the Botanic Gardens, on Friday 27 October.
The Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer. The funding will be used to support and find a cure for the brave children who face the fear of treatment every single day.
According to the Children’s Cancer Institute, sixty years ago, childhood cancer was a death sentence. Today, 8 out of 10 children will survive, but there is much work to be done. Medical research is how we will cure all children of cancer.
“I am so grateful to everyone for getting behind this fantastic initiative,” Mr Mondo said. “No matter what the amount, every small donation counts in helping cure childhood cancer.”
If you would like to support his contribution to this year’s fundraising efforts for children with cancer, you can make a donation here.
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