Turning Canungra Pink raises more than $60,000

Events like Backpacking Alpacas will help locals who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
Events like Backpacking Alpacas will help locals who are undergoing treatment for cancer.

FUNDRAISING from Turning Canungra Pink in 2023 will see more than $30,000 provided to local people who have cancer and the same amount donated to Cancer Council Queensland.

With Turning Canungra Pink in its fourteenth year, the event is transitioning away from the Canungra Chamber of Commerce to its own entity, which will enable it to grow further.

Chamber Treasurer Kloe Turnbull said Community Cancer Care had organised the marketing and event coordination this year and the amazing financial result is a reflection of their hard work, and that of individual event organisers.

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Of the $60,859.59 raised, half will be donated to Cancer Council Queensland and the other half will be transferred to Pink Assist, an organisation that provides financial assistance to local people undergoing treatment for cancer.

“The Chamber would like to thank the volunteers, local businesses, the community and everyone for supporting what has become a special event for Canungra for 14 years and counting!” said Kloe.

“In the last five years, Pink Assist has given out 83 financial assistance packs to people in our community diagnosed with cancer.”

“We are very grateful for the continued support of the community.”

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