2010 Australian Women’s Health Diaries Now on Sale

Commonwealth Bank Encourages All Australians to Help Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

Sydney, 1 October: The Commonwealth Bank, in partnership with the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA), is encouraging Australians to purchase a 2010 Australian Women’s Health Diary from selected Commonwealth Bank branches around Australia.

All proceeds will support clinical trials research for the cure and prevention of breast cancer.

Commonwealth Bank Executive General Manager, Ms Tristan Wills, said the Group was proud to support the BCIA during this important campaign, which focuses on an issue that impacts so many Australians.

“Through our partnership with the BCIA, we aim to raise both awareness and funds to help find a cure for a disease that affects the lives of our customers, staff, friends and loved ones,” she said.

“Purchasing a diary is an opportunity for all of us to make a simple, yet significant contribution towards breast cancer research. At the same time, the diary will provide us with important health information.”

Ms Wills said the Commonwealth Bank, in support of the BCIA, will host awareness raising and fundraising activities, including pink themed morning teas, across the organisation and in a number of its branches throughout Australia during October, which is recognised internationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Ms Julie Callaghan, General Manager of the BCIA, said one in 10 women in Australia will get breast cancer at some stage of their life. However, more women are surviving breast cancer long term due to advances in early diagnosis and treatments produced through clinical trials research.

Ms Callaghan said the Commonwealth Bank’s support has been vital in supporting this research.

“The Commonwealth Bank’s long-term commitment has helped fund the fight against breast cancer since 1995 and has so far contributed more than $1.3 million to the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia,” he said.

“By purchasing a 2010 Australian Women’s Health Diary for just $14.95, all Australians can make a contribution in funding research to help save women’s lives.”

The diary is a valuable resource for women of all ages.  It contains guidance on a number of important women’s health issues and includes self help information sections accompanied by colour pictures, diagrams, statistics and checklists.  Plus, every diary has a bonus pink pen.

For more information on the 2010 Australian Women’s Health Diary, or to purchase a copy online, visit www.bcia.org.au.

About the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA):

The BCIA is committed to funding the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group.  This is Australia’s national organisation dedicated entirely to breast cancer clinical trials research.  Its research aims to identify the most effective treatment to cure every person diagnosed with breast cancer, and prevention for all those at risk.

For more information contact:

Holly Williams

Commonwealth Bank

(02) 9378 7130.

Jenny Leggett

Breast Cancer Institute of Australia

(02) 4925 3022


The Commonwealth Bank has been a partner of the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA) since 1995 and is proud to sell The Australian Women’s Health Diary in selected branches around Australia. Every diary sold helps the BCIA raise funds for vital clinical trials research. Over the past 12 years, sales of the diary have helped the BCIA raise over $5.1 million to invest in a cure. For further information on the Commonwealth Bank’s partnership with the BCIA, go to www.commbank.com.au/community.