Kumho In The Pink For Another Year With The McGrath Foundation

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Leading tyre maker Kumho has renewed its ongoing commitment with one of Australia’s most respected and recognised charities, the McGrath Foundation.

Since October 2009 Kumho has donated more than $400,000 to the McGrath Foundation to support its aims of funding McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia as well as increasing breast awareness for young Australians.

Kumho will donate a further $100,000 over the coming year – taking the total it has donated to  the Foundation to an impressive half a million dollars.

According to national marketing and training manager at Kumho Tyre Australia, David Basha, the association with the McGrath Foundation is a significant one for Kumho.

“Kumho is incredibly proud to be a Corporate Friend of the McGrath Foundation because of the key role it plays in supporting families experiencing breast cancer as well as increasing breast awareness right across the community,” said David Basha.

“As a global company Kumho is committed to community involvement, and supporting the McGrath Foundation is just one demonstration of Kumho giving something back to the community.”

In addition to the annual $100,000 donation, Kumho also stages Pink Fitters Day where thousands of tyre dealers all around Australia wear pink shirts to raise further funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation. Kumho hopes the 2014 Pink Fitters Day will generate in excess of $25,000.

McGrath Foundation ambassador and director, Tracy Bevan, says the McGrath Foundation is grateful for the continued support of Kumho Tyre Australia since 2009.

“Over the last few years, Kumho has been a significant supporter of the McGrath Foundation, and we look forward to continuing our Corporate Friendship for at least another year. Kumho’s ongoing support means a great deal to the McGrath Foundation,” said Tracy.

“Each year, we love seeing tyre dealers around the country embracing Pink Fitters Day and showing that it takes a real man to wear pink!

“The support of companies like Kumho has enabled us to greatly increase the number of McGrath Breast Care Nurses working in Australian communities. Just five years ago, we had four McGrath Breast Care Nurses, but today we’re proud to have 85 McGrath Breast Care Nurses nationally, who have supported over 21,000 Australian families experiencing breast cancer,” she added.

Article from www.kumho.com.au

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