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The work of the Townsville Hospital Foundation and the redevelopment of its children’s ward will receive some special attention at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ home game against the Roosters on Saturday night.

With the support of Steggles Charity Nest, the Cowboys Community Corner at 1300SMILES Stadium will host the Townsville Hospital Foundation and the Cotton On Foundation to promote the BHP Billiton Run Townsville fundraising event to be held on 1 June.

“Run Townsville is a collaboration between the Cotton On Foundation and the Townsville Hospital Foundation to raise funds for the redevelopment of the children’s ward at Townsville Hospital,” Cowboys’ ambassador for Run Townsville Dallas Johnson explained.

"The ward has been in use for more than 12 years and is in desperate need of refurbishment.

"The redevelopment will see a family-centred approach to care as well as a much more child-friendly, colourful, functional ward for the young people of Townsville and its surrounding communities.

“We wanted to give our members and fans the chance to learn about the redevelopment of the children’s ward and to support its redevelopment by registering to participate in Run Townsville this Saturday night. 

“It’s very important to highlight that 100 per cent of the registration fee and every dollar donated goes straight to the cause. 

“Anyone who can’t run or walk on 1 June can sign up to sponsor me or another Run Townsville ambassador, Townsville Fire legend Rachael McCully."

The Community Corner space at North Queensland’s home games reflects the Cowboys’ and Steggles’ commitment to assist volunteer-run charities and not for profit organisations to build awareness and support from the local community.

Twelve charities working in and benefiting the North Queensland community are offered this opportunity throughout the 2014 season.

Further information about Run Townsville is available at

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