The Myeloma Business Collective

Businesses that care about the myeloma community

About The Myeloma Business Collective

The Myeloma Business Collective is a community of Australian businesses that partner with Myeloma Australia in our mission to support, inform, educate, empower and bring hope to those living with myeloma. Business Collective members come in all shapes and sizes, from family-run small businesses to medium-large businesses. They hail from anywhere in Australia, including both metro and regional areas.

Common traits of our Myeloma Business Collective partners

The businesses who partner with us in this way tend to have some of following common traits

  • They have a direct and significant connection to the myeloma cause (in other words, they have ‘a why’). Often a business owner, team member, loved one or friend is living with or lived with myeloma
  • They are often, but not always, local businesses, focused in one state, city, town or region.
  • They are proud to not only tell their team members and customers about the partnership with Myeloma Australia, but also to engage them in the cause
  • They are passionate about contributing to the myeloma community and making an impact for the 20,000 Australians who are currently living with myeloma, and their loved ones.
  • They have an intention of establishing a long-term, ongoing partnership with Myeloma Australia.

Elements of a Business Collective partnership

Business Collective partnerships include the following core elements:

An annual tax-deductible donation made to Myeloma Australia.

This goes towards our most pressing needs in sustaining and increasing our services for people living with myeloma around Australia. The donation amount varies for each partner and there is no minimum amount, but it is generally in the vicinity of $3,000 to $13,000. Some partners choose a set donation amount per year, whilst others choose to donate a percentage of their overall income (for example, two percent).

A commitment to helping us spread the word about myeloma.

Most people only hear about myeloma for the first-time when they or a loved one are diagnosed. We are on a mission to change that. Myeloma Business Collective members help us to spread the word about myeloma in their communities and through their staffing teams and customers. This looks different for each partnership, but some examples that we’ve seen so far include adding ‘Proud Supporters of Myeloma Australia’ and a brief explanation about what myeloma is to company invoices, staff email signatures, company websites, social media sites and even company vehicles. It could also be as simple as just announcing the partnership in your newsletter or a socials post.

Some of the Myeloma Collective members also opt to engage in the following additional partnership components

In-kind support

This might include a commitment to provide vouchers, hampers or gifts that we can use as thank-you gifts for seminar speakers; and/or as raffle or auction prizes for fundraising events. It might also include in-kind provision of goods or services that help our core operations and services. The in-kind contribution can be in full (sponsored/gifted) or in part (discounted).

Staff engagement in community fundraising

Myeloma Australia participates in a number of fun runs/walks across the country, with individuals joining our Team Myeloma and raising funds for our organisation whilst they run/walk/compete. Your business might be interested in putting a Team Myeloma together for an event in your local area as a team building experience. We also offer a Charity TV community fundraising option, where a team member can represent your business on the Adventure All Stars TV Show, all whilst raising funds to support Myeloma Australia.

Throw your weight behind 38mate

Every May we run a myeloma awareness campaign called 38mate. There are ample opportunities for our Business Collective members to engage in this campaign, including purchasing 38mate caps and posting photos of your team members in the caps on your socials, and for submission to our 38mate online photo gallery. You can also share our 38mate videos with your business networks.

Fundraising events

We host a range of fundraising events throughout the year. We invite our Business Collective members to purchase a table/tickets and send your team as a great team building opportunity. Or you might choose to give tickets to your top customers. There are also sponsorship opportunities available for our major fundraising events.

Myeloma Business Collective members

If you are considering joining our community of Business Collective members, you’ll be in good company. Here are some of the businesses who support Myeloma Australia:

Hiline Home Modifications, Adelaide: Donate a set amount per year to Myeloma Australia, are helping us spread the word about myeloma by promoting the partnership on their invoices and in their reception area, and are participating in Team Myeloma for the Adelaide City To Bay.

We are very grateful for the warm support Myeloma Australia provides to my Dad and the founder of Hiline Home Modifications, Brian, who is living with myeloma and also to my mother who is caring for him. We hope our support will assist in extending these services to other people and families living with myeloma. And we hope that one day a cure will be found for myeloma.
Paul Hoskin, Managing Director

Victoria Sports and Rehabilitation Clinic, Melbourne: Donate a set amount per year to Myeloma Australia, and participate in the 38mate myeloma awareness campaign by purchasing caps and sharing content on their socials.

Unified Music Group, Melbourne: Donate a fluctuating amount per year to Myeloma Australia, based on votes received for various charity partners from staff members. Participate in the 38mate campaign by purchasing caps and sharing content on their socials.

“My Mum has been living with myeloma for quite a few years and I’ve seen the impact it has had on her life. Myeloma Australia do a lot of amazing work to support people like my Mum, so the least we can do is support them”.
Jaddan Comerford, CEO and Founder

JC’s Quality Foods, Melbourne: Donate a set amount per year to Myeloma Australia, provide in-kind food hampers for us to use as prizes and speaker gifts at fundraising events, and participate in the 38mate campaign by sharing content on their socials and via their email signatures.

Your business!

Let’s do this!

We would love to welcome your business into The Myeloma Business Collective. To move forward with this, or to request further information or have a chat about your options, please get in touch with:

Olivia Myeza, Manager Philanthropy, Major Gifts and Corporate Giving
0401 429 970 or olivia.myeza@myeloma.org.au