Congratulations to Andrew Bills on his nomination for the QCF 2021 Philanthropy Innovation Award! Andrew Bills has transformed funding for prostate cancer research. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019, Andrew founded Stronger for Longer, creating the fundraising and advocacy group to investigate and select the most promising research. Andrew and his committee then channel funds directly to the research partner. As the CEO of CS Energy, Andrew also advocates for healthier lifestyles and regular health checks for both men and women at his employer.
“Through Andrew’s leadership, there has been significant progress in funding and awareness of prostate cancer research within the community. Stronger for Longer has innovated the way large organisations can be involved with the progression of vital research, including how industry leaders can improve awareness, increase donations and drive calls to action in the corporate market. This type of volunteer-led fundraising combines imagination and initiative to derive greater value from the available resources.” says Bethany Zazlan from QUT who nominated him.