Fam­ily day pro­gram bol­sters fundrais­ing

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE | LOCAL LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LOTS OF SUP­PORT: Beer­wah Char­ity Sports Group raises vi­tal funds.

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