Pioneer Credit supports 2016 Tour de Cure

As part of our ongoing commitment to projects that make a positive contribution to the community, Pioneer Credit has signed on as a gold sponsor of cancer fundraiser Can4Cancer.

The Can4Cancer Tour de Cure is a major cycling event to be held in NSW in October 2016. Since 2007 the Tour de Cure organisation, through its various events, has raised over $22m for cancer research, support and prevention projects. In 2014, CBA and Tour de Cure strengthened their partnership by hosting the Can4Cancer event, which also involves a number of business partners.

Pioneer’s Chief Operating Officer Lisa Stedman said the Commonwealth Bank was to be commended for its support of Tour de Cure, with the Can4Cancer event now in its third year.

“We are committed to working with our banking partners, including CBA, to support their outstanding work within the community.

“In 2015 Pioneer Credit was a silver sponsor of the event, and we are delighted to increase our support to a gold sponsorship for 2016.”

This year’s Tour de Cure will see 130 riders cycle 300km from Orange in regional NSW to Parramatta over a three day period.

The cyclists will visit a number of schools over the tour and share a ‘Be fit, be healthy, be happy’ cancer prevention message with hundreds of school children. Visits to Commonwealth Banks and a number of community events along the way will also allow the team to engage local communities in the fight to cure cancer.

Lisa added: “One of the defining aspects of Pioneer’s support is the involvement of our people who commit their time and energy to assist others in the community.

“For example, during our 2015 sponsorship of the Tour de Cure, our team members threw their support behind the event, with two of our team volunteering to serve as part of the support crew and a further 130 people in our Perth office taking part in a spin challenge event on stationary bikes to raise additional funds for the cause.”