Cancer fight at Community Corner

The crowd expected at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game against the Titans at 1300SMILES Stadium tomorrow night will have the opportunity to learn about the work of Townsville’s cancer charities.

Celebrating the start of Gold September, the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cowboys Community Corner will be hosting cancer charities Camp Quality and the Golden Octopus Foundation.

Camp Quality has been caring for children living with cancer and their families since 1983 through a range of programs which build their optimism and resilience throughout each stage of the cancer journey - from diagnosis, throughout treatment and into remission, or through palliative care.

The Golden Octopus Foundation was established earlier this year by well-known childhood cancer campaigner Keely Johnson. Keely will be well known to Cowboys fans from the duet she sang with Lee Kernaghan at the game against the Broncos in Round 10.  Keely will have copies of the recording of that duet on sale on game-night as part of the Foundation’s fundraising effort.

“Together, these two charities are making a real impact on the lives of children with cancer and their families,” Cowboys general manager community Fiona Pelling said.

“The Cowboys are proud to support them by making the Community Corner space available.  I hope that all of the fans on game night support them too.”

The Community Corner reflects the Cowboys’ commitment to assist local charities and organisations to build awareness and support from the local community.

Twelve charities and organisations working in the North Queensland community are offered this opportunity throughout the 2015 season.

For further information:

Camp Quality: https://www.campquality.org.au/

Golden Octopus Foundation: http://goldenoctopusfoundation.org.au/

Go for Gold – Childhood Cancer: http://www.cancer.org.au/news/news-articles/september-is-childhood-cancer-awareness-month.html