PACCAR’s proud tradition of giving back to the community began with the founding of the company and continues today through PACCAR and the PACCAR Foundation. PACCAR has made $160 million in grants around the world for education, social services, and the arts to enrich and support local communities.
At PACCAR Australia we are honoured to support and be involved with many organisations including:
We all know someone affected by cancer. In Australia today, there are more than 1.1 million people either living with cancer or who’ve survived a diagnosis. 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. It’s a disease that doesn’t rest, and for that very reason, neither does Cancer Council.
As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control organisation, Cancer Council’s vision is to minimize the threat of cancer to all Australians through successful prevention, best treatment and supportive care. Cancer Council funds more ground-breaking cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia and provides prevention programs and support services for anyone affected by cancer and advocacy.
Although most Australians will enjoy a long and healthy life, it’s important to understand that cancer can affect everyone.
HEART OF AUSTRALIA
The specialist services provided by Heart of Australia are very close to home for the road transport industry, where heart disease is over represented due in part to the long working hours, and often limited access to regular exercise and healthy diet options. Our customer base also includes many who have chosen to live and work outside metropolitan areas, and as a result, may not have ready access to health care specialists.
PACCAR Australia was among the first to support the Heart of Australia program, and we remain committed to continuing as the program now grows in reach and stature.
Through Heart of Australia, we have been able to help promote better health choices across our industry, while also assisting regional and remote Queenslanders to access improved health and well-being resources. By supporting the Heart of Australia’s focus on providing critical specialist health care directly to these areas, we are also helping keep rural Australia vibrant and productive by supporting residents within their communities, not many kilometres away in the major cities.
ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL
Brain surgery is a fascinating area of medicine and has experienced advances in knowledge and technology in recent years. New state-of-the-art technology, which provides real-time imagery to surgeons during operations, has helped to increase the accuracy of brain tumour removal. PACCAR is proud to have funded the BrainLab Automatic Registration System at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, which enables neurosurgeons to precisely pinpoint and navigate around brain tumours during surgery.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Department of Neurosurgery is at the forefront of brain tumour treatment in Australia and a major hub for the removal of the most complex brain tumours. There were 10556 admissions from 2011-16. With 8996 referrals from 2011-16 from all over Australia, the Brainlab Automatic Image Registration is a critical technological requirement for seamless high-precision surgical cancer navigation and has significantly improved how patients with brain tumours are treated.
“PACCAR’s vital support thus far has meant that we can give our patients state-of-the-art-care. We are so grateful for this support which is no doubt helping us save lives.” – Associate Professor Kate Drummond, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery