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Proptech launches cancer fundraiser to fuel critical research

By Orana Durney-Benson
09 July 2024 | 11 minute read
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Inspection provider Before You Buy (BYB) has launched a month-long children’s cancer fundraiser for the month of July.

Sydney-based inspection report provider Before You Buy, previously known as Before You Bid, will donate $2 to the Children’s Cancer Institute for every original report ordered over July.

The company aims to fund crucial research and trials aimed at finding a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare form of brain cancer.

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“It is a rare, aggressive brain cancer that predominantly affects children and currently has no cure,” said BYB owners Rhys and Jordan Rogers.

“Our goal is to help accelerate the pace of research, which is crucial for finding new treatment strategies.

“The lack of effective treatments means that a diagnosis of DIPG is often a death sentence, with most children surviving less than a year after diagnosis. By funding research, we can support the development of new treatments and ultimately find a cure, giving hope to countless families affected by this devastating disease.”

For Rhys and Jordan Rogers, the cause is a deeply personal one. In 2018, their beloved niece Amity passed away when she was just six years old after an 18-month battle with DIPG.

“We know firsthand the pain and urgency surrounding this disease,” they shared.

And they aren’t the only ones within the industry to have felt the impact of DIPG. Lee Dowdall, a property partner at The Agency Hunters Hill, is another member of Sydney’s real estate community whose family was tragically affected by this disease, having lost his beloved daughter Harper to DIPG the day before her fourth birthday in 2019.

For this fundraising initiative, the Rogers said “a focused, month-long effort allows us to maximise awareness and contributions, bringing us closer to breakthroughs in treatment and, ultimately, a cure. By engaging our community, we aim to make a significant impact and honour the memories of Amity, Harper, and all affected families”.

According to the duo, their July fundraiser follows a long tradition of real estate businesses giving back to their local communities.

“The real estate sector has a powerful role to play in the community,” they said. “For agencies looking to make a difference, we recommend starting with causes that resonate personally with your team and community.”

“Find something close to your heart and just jump in, every little bit counts,” they stated.

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