RACQ members help Mater save lives

With just weeks until runners and walkers hit the pavement for the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run, the Club has thanked its members for their ongoing support in helping Mater Foundation to progress vital research and support women with breast cancer.

Next month, more than 16,000 Queenslanders would line up for the fun run, which this year aimed to raise $1 million to help those fighting breast cancer.

RACQ CEO David Carter said the Club was proud to be sponsoring the event for the 12th year, which would not be possible without the support of members.

“Our members tell us they value our community sponsorships and we’re proud to be making a contribution to such an important cause,” Mr Carter said.

“By sponsoring the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run, we’ve helped Mater Chicks in Pink raise millions of dollars over the years to go towards vital life-saving research.”

Mr Carter said the research was being conducted by of some of Queensland’s brightest minds.

“Doctor Patricia Carreira is dedicated to investigating how tumours work. Her research uses models to imitate aggressive tumours which allows her to see how tumour cells change during cancer progression. Doctor Cameron Snell is investigating precision medicine to deliver the most effective treatment,” Mr Carter said.

“We’re proud to be helping fund this research to better understand and treat cancer, a disease which impacts so many Queensland families.”

As well as serving as naming rights sponsor, RACQ would again encourage staff and members to take part in the event, with RACQ members last year raising more than $550,000 – more than half of all funds raised.

Mr Carter confirmed the Club would again be further supporting the fundraising efforts with a ‘Dollar match day' on Thursday 18 February.

“To encourage donations and give the fundraising total a little boost, RACQ will match every dollar donated on the 18th of February up to $10,000.”

While the Brisbane city run has sold out, Queenslanders could still donate or fundraise by visiting the Mater Chicks in Pink website.