Flinders Colour Run in Buderim to Raise Funds for the Cancer Council Queensland

The students and staff of Matthew Flinders Anglican College will run for cancer at the Flinders Colour Run this weekend. All of the proceeds will go towards the Cancer Council Queensland. It’s time to give support to all cancer patients and survivors and raise cancer awareness.


Event Details

Date Sunday, 22 October
Time 9:30 a.m.
Venue Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Tickets $20 on the day

Note: Children under 5 years of age are free

Photo credit: Flinders Colour Run 2017

Everyone is invited to participate by either running or bringing a donation on the day. Runners are advised to wear plain white shirt and wear protective eyewear to enjoy the colour party! The colours are non-toxic and made from maize starch and vegetable colours. However, don’t even think of participating if you have allergies with cornstarch or natural food colours.

The fun run is also a reminder that exercise and physical activities, such as running and walking, are important. Studies suggest that being physically active lowers the risk of getting cancer.

At the end of the run, there will be sausage sizzle to share, lollies, and coffee vans. Don’t forget to bring some spare change. Visit the Flinders Colour Run website for more details.


Cancer Council Queensland

Relay for Life for Cancer Council
(Photo credit: Cancer Council Queensland/Facebook)

Every donation counts! The Flinders Colour Run is proudly supporting the Cancer Council Queensland, a part of the Cancer Council Australia. The Cancer Council is a non-government organisation dedicated to defeat all types of cancer, common or rare. This fun run enables the council to continue their “three pillars” of work: research to improve treatment; prevention to reduce cancer risks; and support to the cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

Photo credit: Cancer Council Queensland

There is one Queenslander diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes. According to the data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, cancer (lung cancer, specifically) is one of the top five causes of death in Australia, accounting to 8,410 deaths.

This year, the Cancer Council Queensland will dedicate $2.2 million to cancer research and support services. They are eager to ensure that there will be no Queenslander that will face cancer alone. In their 56 years of existence, about 200 employees and more than 1,300 volunteers are devoting their time and effort to support all Queenslanders affected by cancer.

This week is Include a Charity Week! Did you know that a gift in your Will has a lasting impact and will help save lives? Hear from CCQ's Head of Research, Joanne Aitken, about how your support helps.To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will, visit www.cancerqld.org.au/bequest.

Posted by Cancer Council Queensland on Monday, September 11, 2017

Visit the Cancer Council Queensland website to learn more on how to get involved.