Toyota Australia has already been in a lot of new for the new awards and celebrations that the company is receiving but lately Toyota Australia decided to do something more than just receiving the award. Toyota Australia is now trying to support the Australian Youth Against Cancer (AYAC) Murray River Appeal and has become the official support vehicle for the fundraising team and for the journey of the entire crew. AYAC patrons Chris Boyd and Ian Bacon will be travelling the entire length of the Murray River which will be a two month long epic journey and to make that possible Toyota will be providing them with Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GXL. The team will also have few Australian fundraising volunteers to support the event.
Chris Boyd, one of the AYAC patrons who will be the part of this epic journey said that Toyota’s support is really invaluable to the AYAC team because they will be trekking, rafting and kayaking all the way so they need something strong like Toyota to back them up for the event. The idea behind this appeal is to make the youth realize the dangers of cancer and making them aware about it. The fundraising event will also be for raising funds so that life saving cancer research and treatment can be done in Australia.
He further stated that every dollar that they get for the event will go to Lifehouse at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Doctor Chris O’Brien Cancer Center. He emphasized that cancer does not distinguish between young and old and therefore proper awareness is required along with funds for research and development. Chris Parker, Toyota Australia’s Public Relations Manager said that they are pleased to play a small part in this trekking event which is done for a good cause and Toyota would appeal to the people to come and be a part of this trekking event.