This week, teams across Amazon Australia’s fulfilment centres and delivery stations wore their pyjamas to work as part of the annual Amazon Goes Gold (AGG) PJammin’ Initiative to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer.
Amazon Australia is also donating more than $100,000 to Children’s Hospitals Foundation across the country to help fund pediatric cancer research and support programs. Each hospital will also receive activity bags with handwritten notes from the team to brighten the day for kids in the oncology ward.
According to Cancer Council, over 750 children between the ages of 10 and 14 are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia alone and is one of the leading causes of death by disease among children in many countries.
Amazon Australia director of operations, Craig Fuller said, “Over the past 18 months, pyjamas may have increasingly made their way into our virtual offices as many of us have adjusted to working from home, but it’s important to remember that for years this has been the battle uniform of kids fighting cancer during their treatment and recovery.”
He added: “At Amazon, we’re proud to be wearing our pyjamas at our fulfilment centres and delivery stations across the country to stand in unity with these children and their families. We hope to help raise awareness for this cause and shine a spotlight on the incredible work that is being done by so many organisations to increase survival rate and find cures for childhood cancer.”