We’re proud to share the organisations and people bakslap are in partnership with. Working together to make an impact in Australian communities.
Bakslap signed a major distribution agreement in June 2022 with National Skin Cancer Centres (NSCC) which will see the innovative lotion applicator available at twenty-two skin cancer centres across Australia.
“This is a fantastic outcome for bakslap, as National Skin Cancer Centres are Australia’s leading experts in skin cancer medicine, providing skin cancer checks with imaging technology, surgical and non-surgical treatments of skin cancer, and wound and scar management with LED light therapy.”
“I’m really thrilled to have the bakslap available at each NSCC reception across Australia as it will play a part in reinforcing sun safety and helping people prevent skin cancers.”
Who are Team Ricky? Established in 1983, Ricky Richards is a family owned and operated business that has grown to become Australia’s leading supplier of specialised textiles. High on the agenda for the Ricky team is to protect everyday Australians from the sun by providing high quality fabrics that ensure you are protected.
“Ricky is proud to support events and get behind the mission of bakslap which is to promote sun safety in Australia. This is part of our social responsibility.”
What a day for the team! November 2021, excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Cricks Volkswagen to spread the sun safe message further, together.
With skin cancer numbers on the rise, particularly in South East Queensland, raising the awareness of sun safety is vital. We’re ding so with a brand new Volkswagen Caddy Van and bakslap branding.
“Wherever we go there will be people who will see the branding which will raise consciousness about the importance of sun safety.”
Dealer Principal, Cricks Volkswagen Sunshine Coast Dean Stuart said having lost a colleague to melanoma in 2017 it was an easy decision to partner with the bakslap brand and events, like Melanoma March.
SunSense Sunscreen partnered with bakslap for the third year running since 2019, as the Official Sunscreen Sponsor.
“As a proudly Australian owned and operated company, with a commitment to the science behind healthy skin – we are proud to work with various organisations and industry experts that align with our values and exist to improve the lives of those with skin conditions.”
SunSense are avid supporters of sun safety and skin cancer awareness, and are currently donating $1 from every SunSense sunscreen purchased to Melanoma Institute Australia to help further their work towards zero deaths from melanoma.
Our campaign with Cancer Council QLD was part of the 2021 Tax Appeal. It helped raise $636,000 towards cancer research, such as Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani’s melanoma study, that will uncover the deadly unknowns of melanoma.
”It was very special sharing my sister Tess’s story via a beautiful video, to help shine the light on new melanoma research.” Says bakslap founder, Raph McGowan.
“A special thank you to Chris McMillan (Cancer Council CEO) and Meaghan Bush (GM Fundraising, Marketing & Communications) and all their team for how Tess’s story was represented in this video.”
Bakslap is proud to be in partnership with Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) since 2018.
Our lotion applicator was originally created to apply sunscreen and spread awareness of being sun safe. We also wanted to support research, by donating $1.00 from every bakslap sold goes.
MIA are a non-proﬁt organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs. Our mission is zero deaths from melanoma this decade.
We further support MIA by organising their annual event in our local community since 2019, Melanoma March. It brings together the whole community to remember loved ones, to raise awareness and funds for research. Our Sunshine Coast community has raised $64,000 towards a world-first immunotherapy clinical trial.
Bakslap has been supporting USC students and mentoring initiatives since 2018.
“As a proud USC Alumni, I was given a lot of support during my studies and now with my business, I am able to offer work experience and give back. We’ve had 34 students, international and local, since 2018 offer ideas and help with projects for bakslap. They have all played a part in our growth.” Says Raph.
As well as offering work experience, bakslap also participates in the USC mentoring program. This program, open to all USC Alumni (graduates) across any profession and location interested in connecting with students or fellow alumni via the online USC Mentoring platform for 30-minute consultations.
What an experience this was for the team! In 2019, we were selected as one of thirty innovative small businesses across Australia to work with Facebook for a 3-month campaign, Facebook Gift Guide.
The idea was to showcase businesses that created ‘products with purpose’. That shared a story and aimed to impact the lives of others.
“It’s really hard to pick a highlight! So a recap starts with first sharing some of strategies using the platform to grow and engage at the Facebook Community Boost sessions. Our team were lucky enough to head to Sydney and create some campaign content at a purpose built bakslap set (amazing!).”
“After a few months of seeing the thirty businesses pop up in banks windows, t.v and billboards, we finished with a panel discussion at Parliament House. Still today, we keep in touch with the Facebook team.”
Adem Crosby started Team Adem in February 2011 shortly after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia at the age of 17. As Adem’s condition declined, his desire to make a difference certainly didn’t. Sadly Adem passed away in May 2013, but his wish to help others lives on through the charity he started –Team Adem.
Bakslap is honoured to support Team Adem since 2019 with our lotion applicators. They are used in the Radiation Unit in the Adem Crosby Centre and are given to radiotherapy patients who live alone and have no one to help them apply the moisturising cream to parts of their body that are difficult to reach.
“Unfortunately some radiation treatment can cause quite harsh side-effects and burns to the skin and it is essential to apply soothing lotions to the affected area several times a day.” Say Lu Crosby.
Team Adem is a not-for-profit charity and is run by a dedicated team headed by the Crosby family.