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Subway Customers’ Prostate Cancer Donations Hit $250,000

Subway® Customers' Prostate Cancer Donations Hit $250,000

Moneyboxes placed on the counters of Subway® Restaurants have raised more than $250,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). The fundraising campaign, using an unassuming PCFA/Subway® branded moneybox on the counter, collects donations from Subway® Restaurants in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia and has proven the simple coin collection technique can still be very successful.

The partnership between Subway® Restaurants and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, raises money to assist PCFA’s research, awareness and support projects into the disease.

PCFA CEO, Associate Professor Anthony Lowe says the organisation greatly appreciates the generosity of the Subway® Restaurant customers and the willingness of the Subway® Restaurants franchisees to support PCFA.

“PCFA relies heavily on fundraising to sustain the work we do. I am always humbled by the generosity of Australian communities who give freely knowing they support a good cause,” he said.

“Collecting this $250,000 in donations has been an inspiring team effort,” Professor Lowe said.  “PCFA volunteers, including 30 members of the World Police and Fire Games Club in Melbourne and the Subway® Restaurants team members have worked together to ensure the money is collected and banked. Everyone is very proud of this outcome.”

Martin Koehne, Development Agent for Subway® Restaurants, said the organisation’s franchisees are a proactive group of entrepreneurial business owners who recognise the important roles they play in their communities.

“Our passionate franchisees and their teams help support the charities that matter most to them, so they were delighted to play a part in helping PCFA continue their great work,” said Koehne.

On The Run Subway stores in Pulteney Street, West Terrace and Smithfield have been the top fundraising ‘producers’ with over $11K in coin collected from each during the project. Michaela Webster, General Manager for On The Run, said “We are thrilled to be able to contribute to such an important and significant charity, the big-heartedness of our loyal clients is simply overwhelming.”

Over 20,000 Australian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, which accounts for over 30% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in men. More than 3,300 men die from the disease every year, making it the fourth leading cause of death for men. 

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ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. We are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.

We do this by:

–          Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer

–          Implementing awareness campaigns and education programs for the Australian community, health professionals and Government

–          Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses

PCFA received Government funding for specific projects and relies on the generosity of individuals, the community and partnerships, such as those with the Movember Foundation and Commonwealth Bank, to carry out our essential work.

 ABOUT SUBWAY® RESTAURANTS

The Subway® Restaurant chain is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 40,000 locations in 103 countries. Established in 1965, in Connecticut, USA, SUBWAY® Restaurants’ Australian headquarters are in Brisbane.

Subway® Restaurants’ first Australian location opened in Perth in 1988. Today there are over 1400 Subway® Restaurants across Australia. For more information about Subway® visit www.Subway.com.au ©2016 Subway IP Inc. SUBWAY® is a registered trademarks of Subway IP Inc.