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Buxton passes $1.3m milestone for breast cancer awareness

By Staff Reporter
11 July 2024 | 12 minute read
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The milestone fundraising figure was realised through the group’s 17th annual morning tea.

This year, more than 190 attendees gathered to show their support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation at its annual Pink Morning Tea event hosted across the network.

With their efforts raising more than $7,500 for the charity, it caps off a total $1.3 million in donations by the network to date – an achievement the real estate group lauded as “the most significant charitable alignment in their 163-year history”.

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Nearly two decades ago, Buxton began advocating breast cancer awareness and the aim of zero deaths following one of its offices being “personally impacted” by the disease, which sparked the partnership.

According to the network, “it’s far beyond a tokenistic charitable effort”, with the National Breast Cancer Foundation now considered as part of the group’s DNA.

And it’s not a small undertaking. Each year, the corporate team engages with the entire network to ensure offices are donating and have planned out their themed decorations, fundraising and event promotion.

It’s an initiative in which all team members volunteer their time and “enthusiastically get on board in the lead-up to, and during the event”.

The Annual Pink Morning Tea is not the only event supporting the cause either, with the group’s awards gala also a focal fundraising initiative, alongside numerous other activities during the month of October, to recognise Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Some of these activities include wearing pink blazers at auctions, pink SOLD stickers, and some staff even donating commission to the charity across the month.

Buxton CEO Marcus Williams said the group was “so grateful for the support of our clients, team members, and the wider community”.

“Breast cancer is a cause that is close to the hearts of many of us, we are committed to doing our part to help find a cure,” he continued, acknowledging that nine Australians die each day from the disease, and research is “crucial” to saving lives.

With funds raised going towards “essential research into new treatments and prevention methods for breast cancer”, Buxton said the annual Pink Morning Tea not only enabled them to donate money to the cause, but also brought their network, partners and community together “in a purposeful way”.

“It reinforces our commitment to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight against breast cancer.”

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s general manager of philanthropy and partnerships, Penny Waitsman, said the group was “thrilled” to continue the partnership with Buxton.

“Their ongoing support is essential to our mission of funding world-class breast cancer research. Thanks to their generosity, we are getting closer to our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer.”

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