Canungra helping to make a difference in the fight against cancer

CANUNGRA will be bursting with pink this October in an effort to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

The small town nestled in the Scenic Rim today celebrated the first day of Canungra Chamber of Commerce’s initiative Turning Canungra Pink with a street stall spectacular.

Turning Canungra Pink raises funds for Cancer Council Queensland’s work in cancer research, education and prevention programs, and patient support services


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Canungra Chamber of Commerce Secretary Tamlyn Geiger extended an invite to the wider community to visit Canungra for a fun-filled day.

“The whole town is turning pink – local businesses are decorating their shopfronts and even the post office is getting wrapped in pink today,” she said.

“This Saturday there will be stalls along Christie Street in front of shops and flowing into DJ Smith Park, mystics and healers, plus people can listen to band Wayward Suns perform live.

“There will also be an Old Wares Roadshow where people can get antique appraisals.”

Other upcoming events as part of Turning Canungra Pink include Brunch and Bubbles on October 11, Pink Golf Day on October 15, Girls’ Night In on October 20, Garage Sale Trail on October 22 and Long Table Dinner on October 28.

The Beechmont and Canungra Valley Markets will host a Pink Sports Day on 30 October.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift thanked the Canungra community for uniting to raise funds and awareness.

“Communities like Canungra are making a tangible difference in the fight against cancer through their fundraising efforts and we cannot thank them enough,” Ms Clift said.

“With your help we can provide vital support to the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.”

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at cancerqld.org.au or Cancer Council’s 13 11 20.