The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland will say a big THANK YOU to 30 supporters of the World’s Greatest Shave with a special night out to see the Cowboys take on the Sea Eagles at 1300SMILES Stadium.
“Saturday night is our opportunity to say thank you, courtesy of Tropic Petroleum and the Cowboys Field of Dreams program, to those who gave so generously during the recent campaign," Ruth Guice, Leukaemia Foundation regional event coordinator for North Queensland, said.
“During our recent World’s Greatest Shave, North Queensland shavers raised over $230,000 to help continue the fight against blood cancer.
"Shaver Ben Brandon raised $16,360, making him the 16th highest fundraiser in Queensland.”
Blood cancers affect people of all ages, with 31 Australians diagnosed with a blood cancer each week.
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Vision to Cure and Mission to Care ensures regional Queenslanders diagnosed with blood cancer have home-away-from-home accommodation in Townsville and Brisbane during treatment, as well as emotional and financial support and counselling all free of charge.
Since it began, the Cowboys Field of Dreams program has given over 2,500 special individuals in the community the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game to watch their heroes live in action at 1300SMILES Stadium.
The program is generously supported by a group of dedicated commercial partners, including Tropic Petroleum, who take turns in donating 30 home game tickets to a charity in recognition of their valuable contribution to the North Queensland community.