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Local footy players pink up for breast cancer patients in annual Dunny Race

23-01-2017

TSCPH_2017 Dunny Race team photo_lowresThe Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program will team up with the Maroochydore Roos Australian Football Club on Australia Day to help win Aussie World’s annual Dunny Race.

The football players are lending their muscle to support the local charity win ​a share of the $2000 in prize money which will go directly to support Sunshine Coast families affected by breast cancer.

The Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program Coordinator, Lisa Daldy, said she was grateful to the Maroochydore Roos and Aussie World for the opportunity to participate in the event.

“If we are one of the first across the finishing line we will use the funds to help people who are struggling with the devastating financial, emotional and physical impacts of breast cancer,” Ms Daldy said.

“Not only will the winnings provide support for families but it will also help generate awareness of the work we do and that’s a great outcome” she said.

“We are looking forward to having some fun on the day with our friends from the Maroochydore Roos who are excited to help us become the Dunny Race Champions of the World.”

The Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program has helped hundreds of Sunshine Coast families affected by breast cancer since its establishment in 2007. It was founded in honour of Cindy Mackenzie, a local mum who lost her battle with the disease aged 39.

For more information on The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program or to donate, visit www.sunshinecoasthospital.com.au/cindy or phone 1300 557 710.

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim has been managing the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program since 2015. Since 1980, the hospital has been serving the Sunshine Coast community and is part of UnitingCare Health - one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland which operates more than 1000 licensed beds across four hospitals.

The Dunny Race is free to attend and is part of the Palm​view-based theme park’s Australia Day celebrations which start at 8am on the Aussie World oval.

Photo caption L-R: Brent Pearson, Paul Bevan, Daniel Dzufer, Harry Wilson and Daniel Osberger of the Maroochydore Roos Australian Football Club are pictured ​with Lisa Daldy, Coordinator of The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program.