Project Pink Thank ALH Group

Wednesday 08 April 2020

PA Research Foundation acknowledges all ALH Group have done for Breast Cancer research

PA Research Foundation has moved to thank the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH) for their unwavering support and significant contribution to breast cancer research.

Racking up 10 years of supporting Project Pink breast cancer fundraising events through their venues in 2019, the ALH group has helped raise more than $2.78 million in funds for the PA Research Foundation to distribute for vital breast cancer research.

With the current COVID-19 situation in Australia pressing pause on ALH group's ability to continue hosting Project Pink events, PA Research Foundation CEO Damian Topp was quick to recognise the impact the company has had.

"All of us have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis in some way, and no one understands this more than the ALH venues that support this important cause, our thoughts are with all of their staff who are doing it tough at the moment," he said.

"Every year they put their hands up to help us raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research, funds which we then allocate to cutting edge research which focuses on improving patient outcomes and saving lives.

"We can't thank them enough, and when all of this is over, we can't wait to see them all again and work towards difference-making research for breast cancer patients."

The Project Pink campaign which normally launches on Mother's Day each year, sees ALH host fundraising events for breast cancer research in 124 of its Queensland and interstate venues throughout May, June, and July, including drag queen bingo nights, high teas, yoga sessions, family fun days, trivia nights and more.

Project Pink events in ALH group venues raised more than $214,940 in 2019, with Mr Topp adding that the company also plays an important role in raising awareness in the communities which are home to their locations.

"A huge part of saving lives is medical research but also raising awareness, so that women and men are checking themselves for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and by partnering with us in Project Pink, ALH has played a massive role in raising awareness at a local level," Mr Topp said.

"Their enthusiasm for helping us and their communities hasn't wavered in 10 years, it has only grown, and so has our gratitude and the value we place on their support."

To support the work of Project Pink in funding breast cancer research you can donate online here.