QBE Foundation wins award for corporate giving

The charitable arm of global insurer QBE has been awarded the ‘Leadership in Corporate Giving Award’ for support of The Kids’ Cancer Project, by Research Australia at the 2017 Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards.

Research Australia CEO Nadia Levin said this award, now in its 15th year, is a significant acknowledgement of the role corporate leadership plays in advancing society at large.

“In particular this type of leadership and support is incredible in its impact for those children and their families who live in hope that medical research will be find the cure or treatment and change their lives forever, and QBE’s support of The Kids Cancer Project is simply inspiring.”

In 2017, The QBE Foundation supported a research program searching for novel therapies into Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG). This project aims to gather the necessary pre-clinical data required to progress to human trials.

QBE Foundation chair Sally Kincaid said this was a proud moment for the Foundation in demonstrating the insurer’s commitment to giving back to the communities in which they operate.

“We have had such a wonderful partnership with The Kids’ Cancer Project, supporting the incredible work they do,” Kincaid said.

“In that five-year period, the Foundation has not only contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer time, but more than $500,000 to fund research that will find better treatments for kids with cancer.”

These awards showcase the incredible efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who make a difference to lives through their contribution to health and medical research. The ‘Leadership in corporate giving’ award recognises outstanding leadership by a corporation or business in giving to and supporting health and medical research.