Family day program bolsters fundraising
THANK you, thank you, thank you is the message that Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan wants to send out.
“I would like to relay this to all involved with this year’s Beerwah Charity Sports and Spring Carnival,” Chris said.
“The family day out, now in its 47th year, raised $26,300 for our vital work in cancer control – an incredible effort.”
Chris said the success of this fundraising event, that features everything from horse events, to athletics, to stalls and entertainment, a Show & Shine, Strongman Competition and much, much more, is shared by many.
“And I’d like to take a moment now to thank you all,” Chris said.
“From the members of the organising committee who spend many months planning the carnival, to those who volunteer to help on the day or with a specific event, to the various competitors, and all those who took the time to attend.”
One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland – in the Sunshine Coast region, around 3200 locals are diagnosed with cancer each year.
“As an independent, community-based charity, we rely on funds raised at events like the Beerwah Charity Sports and Spring Carnival to continue investing in cancer research and providing support, hope, and advice for all Queenslanders, all cancers,” Chris said.
“So, again, thank you – with the continued support of this fantastic community event we can continue to make progress towards a cancer free future.”
If you or a loved one needs support following a cancer diagnosis, phone 13 11 20 or visit cancerqld.org.au.
LOTS OF SUPPORT: Beerwah Charity Sports Group raises vital funds.