SYDNEY, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Inc.* continues to support Australian charities and has donated US$29,000 to Camp Quality, a charity that supports children living with cancer and their families in Australia.
In Australia, every day nearly three children are diagnosed with cancer, and every week three children will lose their battle with the disease. There are currently 15,000 children in Australia who are either recently diagnosed, currently in treatment or in remission from cancer. The donation will help Camp Quality in its work to build resilience in the lives of children living with cancer and their families, through a combination of fun therapy, education and medical support.
"We're thrilled to be able to help such a worthy cause as Camp Quality," said Fred Girouard, AT&T managing director for Australia and New Zealand. "We were introduced to Camp Quality by the Arnott's Foundation, one of the charity's leading partner organizations, and it's a fantastic Australian charity, doing great things for Australian families affected by cancer."
"In Australia, approximately 900 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. That is why AT&T's support of Camp Quality will have such an impact. Thank you for helping us to bring optimism, happiness and resilience to the lives of children and families living with cancer," said Bronwyn Neeson, partnerships manager, Camp Quality. "A parent recently said to me that Camp Quality means a lot of things to their family: 'To me it is where Brendan learnt to smile again and where he played for the first time after many months.' AT&T's support helps us to continue to have this impact with our children and families during their cancer journey."
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About Camp Quality
Camp Quality is the children's family cancer charity that believes in bringing optimism and happiness to the lives of children and families affected by cancer through fun therapy. We believe laughter is the best medicine.
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2010, more than $148.2 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.
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