As the Sunshine Coast public showed its community spirit for the athletes of the Mooloolaba Tri, so too did they show their support for Bloomhill Cancer Help at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival this year, raising over $4,500 for the charity.
The sunny weather and fantastic race events encouraged both competitors and the public to support the local charity throughout the festival weekend of 26th to 28th March. The proceeds will be presented to Bloomhill this Friday, 30 April at 10am.
Bloomhill Cancer Help, which assists people throughout the Sunshine Coast to live with cancer, is very grateful to USM Events, organisers of the Triathlon, for once again selecting Bloomhill as the nominated charity this year, which provided an opportunity to raise funds and awareness at the Triathlon.
Bloomhill vice-president and Triathlon competitor, Brett Graham said USM had really shown their strong support for the charity and the work they did which included offering practical as well as emotional support for people with cancer and their loved ones, including counselling, support groups, complementary therapies and transport.
“This year is the second year USM has chosen to support Bloomhill at the Mooloolaba Triathlon and we look forward to continuing this successful relationship with USM Events for many years to come.
“Bloomhill relies on the generosity of the public and without the strong support from the Sunshine Coast community, we would not be able to continue assisting over 700 people throughout the Coast to live well with cancer,” he said.
The dedicated team of Bloomhill volunteers rallied together throughout the festival weekend not only receiving support by selling raffle tickets and collecting donations, but also a fantastic turn out at the Bloomhill Breakfast Barbecue at The Courier-Mail Superkidz event.
“It is always great to see the tremendous support we receive at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival every year,” said Brett.
He said everyone at Bloomhill was very excited about the thousands raised and were looking to being presented with the funds on Friday.