At Canstar, we are committed to supporting causes and issues that affect the communities we live and work in. We strive to raise awareness about environmental issues, health and social wellbeing, and animal welfare. We also encourage our team members to get behind initiatives that really matter to them and that have an impact on our society.
Canstar for Dexter
One cause that is close to our hearts is our Canstar for Dexter initiative, focused on raising awareness of a condition called Neurofibromatosis. Dexter, who is the little boy of a former Canstar team member Rebecca Lilly, was diagnosed with NF when he was 2 years old. Occurring in 1 in 3000 births, NF is one of the most common genetic disorders resulting in benign tumours growing under the body’s nerve cells.
Canstar continues to support Dexter and his family by raising funds through different events and activities, such as the Children’s Tumour Foundation’s inaugural “May8 Day”, our team member baby photo competition and the Canstar Bake-Off Morning Tea.
We feel passionately about giving back to our community and supporting people who are going through difficult times. We are working with The Salvation Army to better understand how we can help people back on their feet through initiatives such as donation boxes and giving campaigns. We also get behind our team members who participate in their own fundraising activities. We have been involved in events such as The Walk to End Women’s Cancer, One Day to Conquer Cancer and The World’s Greatest Shave.