By crunching on an Aussie apple from IGA this June and July, you’ll not only be supporting Aussie apple growers, you’ll also be helping to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.
IGA Supermarkets will donate 20 cents to the McGrath Foundation from every specially marked 1kg punnet of IGA Fresh Pink Lady’, IGA Fresh Granny Smith or IGA Fresh Red Delicious apples, sold through their network of over 1,000 Supa IGA and IGA stores around the nation, from 18 June to 15 July 2012.
The money raised will help the McGrath Foundation support women experiencing breast cancer and their families across Australia through funding of McGrath Breast Care Nurses increasing breast awareness in younger women.
Mark Crutcher, Chairman IGA National Council, said that this initiative had raised $150,000 for the McGrath Foundation over the last three years and it was hoped to raise another $40,000 by the end of July. ‘We are very proud of the enormous success of this initiative, we hope shoppers will once again embrace the opportunity to do something healthy for themselves and their families, while supporting the McGrath Foundation,’ Mr. Crutcher said.
Tracey Bevan of the McGrath Foundation said this campaign with other IGA initiatives had funded two part-time McGrath IGA Breast Care Nurses, one in Myrtleford in Victoria and another in Northman in Western Australia.
‘In previous years, we’ve been overwhelmed by messages of support on Facebook, applauding our friendship with IGA and Aussie Apples. This year, we are calling on our supporters to provide inspiration to other apple lovers and are asking people to share their favourite family apple recipes on Facebook, just as Aussie apple growers have done to celebrate the apple season.’
‘Our fruitful friendship with IGA and Aussie Apples is always in season. It is thanks to friendship like these which have allowed us to have 73 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working in communities across Australia. McGrath Breast Care Nurses have helped support over 12,000 Australian families through their breast cancer experience,’ Ms Bevan said.