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Charitable Contributions 2012

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Arthritis NSW

Arthritis NSW was established over 40 years ago to provide education, support and services to people in the community living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. More than 3.1 million Australians have arthritis. Arthritis NSW supports people of all ages and provides information to people who have been newly diagnosed with the disease, as well as those who have lived with it some time. Arthritis NSW also works with health care professionals to improve the management of arthritis, and supports research into the causes and treatment of arthritis.
 
Pfizer provided $363.64 to support Arthritis NSW to continue to provide further education on what it is like to live with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
 
Total: $363.64

Arthritis Victoria

Arthritis Victoria pursues empowerment and innovation for consumers, their carers and supporting communities and advocates with and on behalf of consumers on matters affecting their quality of life.
 
Arthritis Victoria is committed to working within a social model of health whereby they recognise that improvements in health and well-being are achieved by changes that can be made in society and in people's own lifestyles and by defining illness from the point of view of the individual's functioning in society.
 
Pfizer provided $400 to support Arthritis Victoria to continue to provide further education on what it is like to live with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
 
Total: $400

Austin Spondylitis Clinic

The Austin Spondylitis Clinic (ASC) was established in 2004 as one of the few centres in Australia committed exclusively to the care and treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
The goals of the ASC:

  • To provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary patient care in an academic setting of research and education
  • To advance our understanding of ankylosing spondylitis through clinical research projects and collaboration with basic scientist colleagues
  • To educate general practitioners and other health professionals regarding early identification and management strategies for ankylosing spondylitis
  • To raise awareness of ankylosing spondylitis in the wider community and to support services for individuals with the disorder.
  • In 2012 Pfizer contributed the amount of $16,000 to the clinic towards enhancing the assessment, research and delivery of biological therapies for patients with anklyosing spondylitis.

Christian Community Aid

Christian Community Aid (CCA) in Eastwood, Sydney, is a non denominational, not- for- profit neighbourhood centre that offers a wide range of services including: aged care, with Meals on Wheels, lunch groups and shopping; family day care; social welfare; financial counselling, adult education, migrant settlement assistance and youth services. The centre's focus is to have a positive impact on the community's social, emotional, intellectual, physical needs. Pfizer has been a proud supporter of CCA for more than 12 years.
 
Every week Pfizer employees use their paid volunteer leave and a company vehicle to support CCA by delivering meals on wheels to residents in the local community.

Chronic Pain Australia

Chronic Pain Australia is a health promotion charity based in Sydney. Its mission is to reduce the unnecessary suffering and isolation caused by chronic pain in the Australian community. Its core objectives are to: destigmatise chronic pain through developing advocacy programs, prevent isolation (by developing support and information services) and improve knowledge about chronic pain for the whole community including people in pain and their families, as well as health professionals (by organising educational initiatives).
 
In 2012 Pfizer made a donation of $438 to Chronic Pain Australia.

Ronald McDonald House (RMH)

RMH welcomes families 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, never closing the doors to a family with seriously ill children.
 
Families often travel thousands of kilometres to reach RMH. They arrive tired, stressed and worried.
 
Families can spend as little as one night or as long as 3 years in the House.
 
All donations go towards support for the children and their families.
 
In 2012 Pfizer colleagues participated in activities to support Ronald McDonald House, Westmead and raised $3875.55. Pfizer matches all funds raised on designated Awareness Days, so the total donation to Ronald McDonald House Westmead (with matched funding) was $7,751.10.
 
In 2012 a Pfizer also made a donation to Ronald McDonald House, Tamworth, totalling $1,000.

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Department of Rheumatology

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Rheumatology provides support for a variety of conditions affecting the connective tissues of the body, including joints, muscle, bone, the immune and vascular systems. Examples of these conditions are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back and neck pain, osteoporosis, regional pain syndromes, septic arthritis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vasculitis, myositis and scleroderma.
 
In 2012, Pfizer Australia contributed the amount of $12,500 towards the support of the Biologics clinic at Royal Melbourne Hospital which is run to enhance the assessment and delivery of biological therapies for rheumatology patients.

R U OK? FOUNDATION

The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all people to regularly, meaningfully ask 'are you ok?' to support those struggling with life.
 
On Thursday 13th of September 2012, Pfizer colleagues participated in an awareness event for R U OK?Day. The day is a national day of action and is dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends. Pfizer colleagues raised $3565 on the day, with matched funding, the total donation to the R U OK? Foundation was $7130.