Members and fans at tonight's North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game are invited to the LGIAsuper Community Hub to learn about cystic fibrosis, the devastating impact it has on sufferers and their families, and how they can help.
The LGIAsuper Community Hub, a new feature at Cowboys' home games, will host Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, with volunteers distributing information about the condition and raising funds to help provide essential services including counselling, free equipment hire, home physiotherapy, accommodation, advocacy, education programs and support for children during hospital stays.
Cystic Fibrosis QLD CEO Cath Parker explained: "Just like the North Queensland Cowboys need a legion of fans to support them at every game, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland needs the community’s support for our important cause and to raise much-needed funds to help the hundreds of Queenslanders living with CF so they don’t struggle to breathe."
As well as distributing their "Fight To Breathe" flyer, volunteers will sell fundraising merchandise and encourage fans to take part in their Big Bounce fundraising campaign.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic illness that results in those with the condition having trouble breathing and getting nutrients from food, and halves the life expectancy of those who have it.
“It’s great that, with the support of Queensland superannuation fund LGIAsuper, we can provide the Community Hub opportunity at our home games for charities like Cystic Fibrosis Queensland to raise awareness and encourage fans to support them," Fiona Pelling, Cowboys general manger - community said.
LGIAsuper manages almost $9.5 billion in retirement savings for around 90,000 current and former Queensland local government employees and their partners.
“Extending a helping hand to not-for-profit organisations like Cystic Fibrosis Queensland so they can reach their goals makes sense to us and is our way of giving back to the hard-working local people who give so much to those in need,” LGIAsuper CEO David Todd said.
Did you spot the LGIAsuper Cowboys howdy hats in the crowd at the last Cowboys home game? Get your free howdy hat and other exclusive merchandise at the LGIAsuper Community Hub!