CQ is second highest fundraising area in state for cancer
CANCER Council Queensland has awarded the highest fundraising volunteer branch, individual and team in Central Queensland with a prestigious CancerFREE Challenge Award.
Central Queensland also took out the title of the second highest fundraising region in the State.
The CancerFREE Challenge rewards and acknowledges Cancer Council Queensland's most talented fundraisers in the State by inviting them to take part in an invite-only campaign allowing them to compete for the rights to name a research grant.
This year, 110 fundraisers accepted the challenge, including CCQ's Rockhampton Volunteer Branch, Wot eva go's team and Allison Moody.
The three competitors took out the titles for Central Queensland's Highest Fundraising Branch, Highest Fundraising Team and Highest Fundraising Individual, announced at a special reception in Brisbane on December 18.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the combined efforts of CancerFREE Challenge entrants in the Central Queensland region had resulted in a fundraising total of around $252,339 - the second highest fundraising region in the State.
"The Central Queensland region is well-known for its generosity and enthusiasm and I'm so proud to announce that our Rockhampton Volunteer Branch, Wot eva go's team and Allison Moody have taken out the prestigious title of CancerFREE Challenge Champions," Ms Clift said.
"Our CancerFREE Challenge Champions have done the Central Queensland region proud and I can't thank them enough for their tireless dedication and enthusiasm in the fight against cancer.
"Their hard work will allow us to continue our important work in cancer control, contributing to vital cancer research, education programs and patient support services.
"The kind support of our winners is reducing the burden of cancer for all Queenslanders - from the bottom our hearts, thank you.
"Thank you to everyone who got involved and to everyone who showed their support through kind words, volunteering or making a donation - you are all champions in the fight against cancer."
In 2014, Cancer Council Queensland has raised more than $1.6 million through the collective efforts of its CancerFREE Challenge Hope Ambassadors.
All funds raised support Cancer Council Queensland's vital work in cancer research, education programs, and patient support services.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit cancerqld.org.au or call Cancer Council 13 11 20.