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15-year Holden partnership celebrated

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A brand new Astra, Trailblazer and Trax were unveiled at the recent joint celebration acknowledging Holden’s 15 years of support for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Patient Transport Program in Victoria, bringing their fleet support from 17 vehicles to 20.

Many of our amazing volunteer drivers, supporters of the service and special guest Beverley Brock shared the special occasion at Holden HQ.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch, said the stress of finding reliable transport to meet medical appointments among those facing blood cancer shouldn’t be underestimated.

“The reality for many Victorians diagnosed with blood cancer is a desperate dash to the city for life-saving treatment. They often find themselves in an unfamiliar place without a car or forced to navigate confusing city streets and heavy traffic looking for hospitals and parking.

“Public transport just isn’t safe for those so vulnerable to infection and constantly turning to friends and family or worrying about your car’s mechanical reliability during months of treatment can become a very real burden.

“That’s why Holden’s support is so critically important. They’re providing the vehicles that will help the Leukaemia Foundation drive people to the doctors and nurses and medicines that will save their life.

“I’d like to thank Holden for their ongoing support and providing three more cars that will soon be on the road with our trained volunteer drivers helping more Aussie families beat their blood cancer,” he said.

The Leukaemia Foundation Patient Transport Program began in Victoria, expanding to all states to support thousands of people facing blood cancer across Australia.

Just last year, the Patient Transport fleet travelled more than 1,500,000 km (that’s equivalent to 100 times around Australia).