Marathon raises big bucks for Cancer Council

IT has been revealed that more than $80,000 was raised for Cancer Council Queensland at the weekend’s 36th Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

“A heartfelt thanks goes to each and every runner, walker and supporter that got together at the weekend’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon in support of Cancer Council Queensland,” Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said.

“We are still tallying the final figures, but at the time of writing, more than $80,000 has been raised to support our vital work in cancer research, patient support services and community education programs.”


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Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

“Your generosity is essential in providing support, hope, advice, accommodation and localised services to the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime,” Ms Clift said.

“Every dollar we raise is vital in the fight against cancer, and in working toward our common goal of beating cancer.

“A huge thank you to every participant who took on the challenge and to Events Queensland for choosing Cancer Council Queensland as the main beneficiary.”

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.