A Company on a Mission
People using business as a force for good.™
Just as important as why we do business is how we do business. We believe that we can more powerfully change the world for the better when our efforts are combined with those of like-minded companies. In 2013, Wallaroo Hat Company proudly joined a growing global community of 2,100 companies to become a Certified B Corporation®. We invested significant effort in improving our organization to meet nonprofit B Lab’s rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Wallaroo Hat Company has donated to many organizations over the years and is pleased to have started a 1% donation program in 2008 specifically targeted to help in the elimination of skin cancer.
Each year, we will donate 1% of our profits to skin cancer research, education and prevention in the United States.
This year, Wallaroo donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation (read more about them here), which is the only international organization devoted solely to combating melanoma, the world’s most common cancer now occurring at epidemic levels. Through working side-by-side with The Skin Cancer Foundation, we can truly start to emphasize the awareness in our community.
In 2012, 1% of profits were donated to the SHADE Foundation, which provides free, sun-safe indoor activities for children during the summer months. During the past ten years, SHADE foundation has made possible 155 shade structures to schools, community parks, and other non-profit institutions. Together, Wallaroo Hat Company and the SHADE Foundation share the mission to eradicate melanoma through education of children and the community and to promote the detection of skin cancer and sun safety. More than a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the US every year.
In addition to our commitment to eliminate skin cancer, Wallaroo has also supported many other organizations:
The MRF is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and a cure for melanoma, they educate patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis, and the treatment of melanoma.
The Colorado Melanoma Foundation’s mission is to promote melanoma awareness in Colorado by educating residents about melanoma and sun-safe behavior, delivering preventative skin screening services with The Sun Bus, and providing support for current patients.
Additional donation recipients are listed below:
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Adaptive Sports Center
Airline Ambassadors International
The Breast Cancer Fund
The Carousel of Happiness
Boulder Community Health Foundation
Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club
Boulder Valley Public Schools
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center
Children’s Hospital Denver
Colorado Melanoma Foundation
Commerce Children’s Center
Global Education Fund
Humane Society of Boulder Valley
I Have a Dream Foundation
Impact on Education
Jaipur Literature Festival
Lead with Love Foundation
Melanoma Research Foundation
MESA, Moving to End Sexual Assault
Miles for Melanoma
Rocky Mountain Team Survivors
Rocky Mountain PBS, Channel 6
Skin Cancer Foundation
Tebo Cancer Center
UVA Skin Cancer Screening Dermatology Education
Women’s Wilderness Institute