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Kawana Shoppingworld Lends Support To Local Community Causes

October 21, 2016 Responsible Tourism No Comments Print Print Email Email

This spring, Kawana Shoppingworld will support three local community causes with a variety of in-centre activations, family entertainment and donations. The centre is proud to join forces with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program and The Walking Wounded to raisemuch needed funds in the lead up to Christmas, recognising the great work that these groups do within the local community and the impact this work has on the lives of local individuals.

Daniel Morcombe Foundation – Day For Daniel 

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s key role in the community is the education of all children about their personal safety. To support Day for Daniel, a National Day of Action to raise awareness about child safety and protection, Kawana Shoppingworld will be doing itspartto paint the centre red under the National Day’s theme, ‘wear red and educate’. Customers can donate to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in the two weeks leading up to ‘Day for Daniel’ on Friday 28 October, by visiting any of the participating retailers, the Centre Management office or the Customer Service Desk – all of who will have money collection tins positioned on their counters.

Pinktober Pink or Treat

On the last weekend of October, Kawana Shoppingworld will be raising awareness and funds for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program with the launch of Pink-or-Treat. Partnering with the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital’s Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program, the centre will host an action packed family fun weekend full of Pink Halloween themed kids activities including a Pink-or-Treat trick-or-treat. A Halloween themed dinner will bring the weekend to a close in the outdoor dining precinct, with the fountain lit in Pinktober colours.
The program honours the memory of Sunshine Coast mum, Cindy Mackenzie, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, aged 39. Cindy is not alone in her fight against this terrible disease, government figures reveal that in 2015, it is estimated that the risk of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday is one in eight. The Queensland Cancer Registry reported that in 2011 more than 350 women on the Sunshine Coast were diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is still killing and impacting far too many of our loved ones.

For gold coin donations, customers can purchase a pink token coin, which can be tossed over their left shoulder into the fountain to make a wish for a loved one who is battling breast cancer, or peg a bra onto the hills-hoist in memory of loved ones tragically taken by breast cancer. Kawana Shoppingworld will match every dollar raised over Pink-or-Treat weekend.

Walking Wounded

Sunshine Coast local, Mark Cullen, aims to row 350 kilometres over seven days in the centre to raise awareness for Walking Wounded – a charity dedicated to assisting in the psychological rehabilitation and recovery of returned Australian soldiers experiencing hardships after their time in service. Mark will look to row 50 kilometres a day, surrounded by a central display profiling local returned soldiers fromSaturday 5 November through to Remembrance Day on Friday 11 November.

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