As the nominated charity for the this year’s festival, Bloomhill volunteers will be collecting donations and selling raffle tickets so it can continue to support people with cancer throughout the Sunshine Coast. Bloomhill will also be hosting the Bloomhill Brekky BBQ, and competitors will be able to contribute at the Registration and Information Booth.
The Sunshine Coast organisation that assists people living with cancer, is very grateful to USM Events for supporting the work they do which includes offering practical as well as emotional support for people with cancer and their loved ones, including counselling, support groups, complementary therapies and transport.
“The public has shown amazing support for us over the 11 years since Bloomhill was created which has helped us to build an organisation that supports and assists over 700 clients,” Bloomhill Committee Member and Triathlon competitor, Brett Graham said.
Bloomhill, which relies on the generosity of the public and funds generated by its seven Op Shops, offers a “safe haven” for people with cancer and their families. We focus on survival and quality of life and walk with our clients from the day of diagnosis, through treatment and on to the survival stage or for some the final stage of grief and loss.
There will be several different ways to support Bloomhill throughout the Festival including a raffle running at the Bloomhill Booth at the Seven Sport and Lifestyle Expo, offering great prizes including a sensational tri singlet signed by Beijing Gold Medalist, Emma Snowsill, beautifully framed by Complete Framing at Wises Road Maroochydore. Also during the Asics Twilight 5K Run, the Ocean Swim or Ryders Grand Prix bike race, there will be collectors available to receive donations at any time.
“Not only can people get involved by donating, or through a raffle but there will also be a Bloomhill Brekky BBQ at The Courier-Mail Superkidz, that the whole family can enjoy together on the Saturday morning,” Brett said.
“Bloomhill is able to provide services because of the generosity of the public so we would like to thank USM Events for their strong support and for the opportunity to raise funds and awareness at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival,” he said.
The Mooloolaba Triathlon is running from Friday the 27th to Sunday the 29th of March at Mooloolaba, Queensland. To find out more about Bloomhill, to donate or volunteer, visit www.bloomhill.com.au or call 07 5445 5794. For more information about the Festival visit www.usmevents.com.au/mooltri.