Cancer Council Queensland’s Redlands Volunteer Branch has been crowned the highest CancerFREE Challenge fundraisers of 2017, after raising an outstanding $105,000.
The CancerFREE Challenge rewards and acknowledges the top fundraisers in the state by inviting them to fundraise and compete for the rights to name a research grant.
The winners were announced at a special awards ceremony in Brisbane last week.
Redlands Branch president Tish Henderson said the title win was a credit to the volunteers who help and the residents of the Redlands who support the fundraising.
“We’re so honoured to win this and are incredibly motivated to continue supporting Cancer Council Queensland,” Ms Henderson said.
“This wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of all our volunteers who donate their time all year round and the generosity of our regular supporters, who continue to attend all of our events and stalls.”
Joshua Ramadani (16) from Townsville took out second place and was named the highest fundraising individual after raising $104,000, and the Cairns CancerFREE Challenge Team came in third after raising $59,000 for Cancer Council Queensland.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan congratulated CancerFREE Challenge participants on raising more than $1 million collectively for cancer control in 2017.
“We’re honoured to have so many dedicated fundraisers in Queensland, and congratulate each participant on their outstanding achievements for the cause,” Ms McMillan said.
“Their hard work will allow us to continue our work in cancer control – ensuring that Queenslanders affected by cancer are supported every minute, every hour, every day.
“These funds will contribute to vital cancer research into new treatments, education and prevention programs, and patient support services.
“More than 27,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer each year across the state – every dollar raised gives them much-needed hope.
“Thank you to everyone who got involved and to everyone who showed their support through volunteering or making a donation.”
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
More about Cancer Council Queensland is available via www.cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20.