One of our major regional supportive communities, who hold two main events each year to raise funds for Childhood Cancer Support, is located in Mackay. The Mackay branch holds the 1kg Challenge at Outback Jacks as part of the fundraising for Pelican Push & Raft Race. These events are co-ordinated and run by a group of dedicated CCS volunteers, Bert Pulman, Casey Lindsay and Tracy Single, who have raised over a massive $130,500 since 2007. Bert became involved with CCS during his stay in 2010, while Casey and her family stayed with us when her son Logan was diagnosed. Tracy visited CCS several years ago after a relative had been diagnosed with cancer, and since then, she and her husband Luke have assisted greatly in organising and fundraising for the Raft Race, Pelican Push and 1kg Challenge.
Childhood Cancer Support recognises the incredible work that Bert, Casey and Tracy all undergo to help promote CCS as well as raise awareness and funds. In turn, we recognise the importance of current families with the opportunity to form their own support groups, or get in touch with those similar to Mackay’s.
If you’re from Mackay or live within the surrounding area, and would like to get involved, please contact Bert Pulman on 0428 540 843.
If you live regionally and would like to assist Childhood Cancer Support in fundraising initiatives or get involved in our regional support network, please contact (07) 3252 4719 or email email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.