For the past four years, the team at Amazon Australia’s Melbourne fulfillment centres have been supporting The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) by going gold in support of children living with cancer.
As part of the Amazon Goes Gold for Kids with Cancer global campaign, held annually during September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Amazon employees around the globe are invited to don their best pyjamas or wear gold on 20 and 21 September to raise funds for childhood cancer patients.
The theme not only showcases the gold ribbon synonymous with childhood cancer, but the pyjamas also represent the battle uniform of kids fighting cancer during their treatment and recovery.
At Amazon Australia’s Melbourne fulfillment centres and delivery stations, staff donations collected during the annual pyjama day are matched by the business and donated to the RCH Foundation.
This year, Amazon Australia also partnered with Dr. Dough Donuts to create a limited-edition fundraising box of gold-themed of donuts to raise additional funds for childhood cancer. The ‘Amazon Goes Gold’ box featured five mouth-watering gold-themed donuts, with $10 from the first 600 boxes purchased donated the RCH Foundation and Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Mindy Espidio-Garcia, Director of Operations at Amazon Australia said, “Amazon Goes Gold for Kids with Cancer is an initiative we take great pride in, and one that is very close to my heart. Not only do we raise funds that support children around Australia who are battling cancer, but we encourage employees to look after each other and the community. More than 1,000 Australian children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia, and we are pleased to partner with Dr. Dough Donuts as a fun and delicious way to get more people involved and raise money to support this cause.”
Since 2019, Amazon’s donations to the RCH Foundation have helped create a brighter future for patients living with cancer, supporting vital research and support programs.