Gold Coasters encouraged to dive deep to help raise funds for cancer

Gold Coasters who enjoy going for a dive or snorkel in our beautiful waters are being urged to take the plunge to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.

For the first time ever, Dive For Cancer will make its way to Queensland waters on Sunday, February 25.

Organised by Environmental Divers, the event has only ever been held in South Australia for the past five years.


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More than 90 divers and snorkelers will meet at the Gold Coast Seaway for events from 2pm, followed by a barbecue dinner, entertainment and fundraising from 4.30pm at Club Southport.

Environmental Divers member Kelly Fletcher encouraged locals to get involved in Queensland’s first Dive For Cancer event.

“It’s going to be a great day out for anyone who loves the ocean, diving, snorkelling, surfing, building sandcastles, or just supporting a worthy cause,” Ms Fletcher said.

“The event is a cause close to our hearts. Last year many of our divers had family members who were diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or passed away from the disease and we wanted to do something to raise funds.

“Funds raised are also used to support those patients and families affected by those undergoing treatment, and invested into research in the hope of one day finding a cure.”

Tickets to Dive For Cancer are $70 per person and include a buffet barbecue dinner and goodie bag for every attendee. Lucky door prizes and raffles will also be available, and a silent auction will be held.

Locals can purchase a ticket by emailing diveforecancerqld@gmail.com or search ‘Dive For Cancer 2018’ on Facebook to find out more information.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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