Kyle's campaign to tackle Silicosis - the deadly Lung Disease
$3,795 raised
38% of $10k goal
51 contributors
29 Days running

Why am I fundraising and how can you help me?

Help me advance lifesaving research into silicosis.
Silicosis is a deadly lung disease, described as the worst industrial health crisis since asbestosis. It mainly affects tradespeople who inhale toxic silica dust while cutting products like engineered stone benchtops, bricks, tiles and concrete. The silica dust settles in their lungs and stops their lungs from working. Silicosis cannot be cured or treated, and it’s often fatal. Each year over 500,000 Australian workers are exposed to silica dust. It has been estimated that 5758 of these will develop a lung cancer over the course of their life as a result of that exposure. Please support me to advance urgent research into a treatment for silicosis, so young workers in the prime of their lives no longer face a death sentence.

Net proceeds raised throughout this project will be granted to The Common Good (The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation)  https://www.thecommongood.org.au/


Background

Charity TV Global has been producing inspiring TV content since 2005. In that time many awards have been won, both in Australia and abroad. Current TV broadcast deals are in place for Australia (Seven Network’s 7Two) and New Zealand (TVNZ 2). As a registered ACNC entity, Charity TV Global Foundation has created an award-winning filming and fundraising platform (Adventure All Stars), with net proceeds from every project distributed to their philanthropic partners. As a socially conscious organisation their mission is to use entertainment as a vehicle to steer global audiences into ‘giving back’.

Testimonials, past fundraising successes, TV shows, extensive press coverage and more can be found at  www.charitytvglobal.com

 

Source
The Common Good: https://www.thecommongood.org.au/news/silicosis-appeal/
Cancer Council: https://www.cancer.org.au/preventing-cancer/workplace-cancer/silica-dust.html

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