Join the PINK change

Janine Rockliff, Nambok Intharangsy, Leanne Angel, Monique Morcus, Lynne Milner and Liz Corcoran. Photo by Katie O'Brien.
Janine Rockliff, Nambok Intharangsy, Leanne Angel, Monique Morcus, Lynne Milner and Liz Corcoran. Photo by Katie O'Brien.

Canungra’s biggest fundraising event is about to make a change.

Started in 2010, Turning Canungra Pink has become a month long festival of fundraising and awareness of all types of cancer.

For several years it has operated under the Canungra Chamber of Commerce, but members recently voted to allow Turning Canungra Pink to come out from under the Chamber’s auspices and morph into it’s own organisation.

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Janine Rockliff and Leanne Angel are calling for interested people to contact them with ideas and offers of assistance as the Community Cancer Care organisation forms.

“We are excited to announce that Turning Canungra Pink is transitioning from the Canungra Chamber of Commerce to its own not for profit entity,” said Janine.

A meeting was held on Sunday, 16 April to start discussions about the new organisation, with Janine and Leanne assuring those present that the new organisation has the full support of the Chamber of Commerce.

“The look and feel of the town will be the same,” said Janine.

During the transition to Community Cancer Care – Canungra, the working group will examine the governance and financial implications.

It will also look at any changes needed to Pink Assist, the sub-committee currently tasked with providing funds to community members who are undergoing treatment for cancer.  

In Turning Canungra Pink 2022 raised a record amount of $84,385 with half donated to Cancer Council Queensland and the other half going to Pink Assist.

If you would like to volunteer with Community Cancer Care, or hold a Turning Canungra Pink  event, email turningcanungrapink@gmail.com.

The next Community Cancer Care meeting will be held in the Canungra School of Arts Hall on 22 May at 6.30pm.

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