The Honda Foundation assists cancer patients in central west NSW

Honda owners in central west NSW may not know it but they are helping cancer patients around Orange, NSW, through The Honda Foundation.

The Honda Foundation and Orange Honda have leant a helping hand to the Cancer Council NSW by donating a HR-V to assist with the transport needs of cancer patients receiving treatment.

The Cancer Council NSW has been operating the Transport 2 Treatment — T2T — initiative within the Orange area for the past three years. This program focuses on financially disadvantaged cancer patients who have no form of transport or social network to get them to and from appointments.

“The Honda Foundation would like to commend the Cancer Council NSW for making a difference to those in need within the community,” said Mr. Stephen Collins, Chairman of The Honda Foundation. “We are delighted that this HR-V will allow clients undergoing Cancer treatment to access critical treatments during one of the toughest time of their lives.”

The T2T program averages 80 clients each year and operates within a 200km radius of Orange, NSW. Over the past 12 months, the Cancer Council’s dedicated network of volunteers travelled a total distance of 42,414 kilometres to get patients to and from Cancer related medical treatments.

Ricky Puata, the Community Engagement Manager at Cancer Council NSW, expressed his gratitude to The Honda Foundation by saying, “The grant vehicle from the Honda Foundation will mean Cancer Council NSW Western region can continue to provide transport to cancer patients in our community and across the Central West undergoing cancer treatment”.

For every new Honda vehicle sold in Australia, the dealership donates $5 and Honda Australia donates $10 taking the total to $15. More than $10 million has been donated to hundreds of worthy causes, including empowering disadvantaged Australians, providing relief for victims of natural disasters and supporting the development of new technologies and research to fight disease.