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Tangalooma Island Resort Donates $7,500 To Kids Cancer Research on The Back of Record Breaking Whale Watching Season

October 31, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

On the back of a record breaking whale watching season at Tangalooma Island Resort, the team today came together to bid farewell to the magnificent marine giants presenting the Kids’ Cancer Project with a donation of $7,500.

For the second year running, Tangalooma Island Resort partnered with The Kids’ Cancer Project, donating $5 for every whale sighted from Tangalooma’s whale watching vessel, the Tangalooma Jet.

During the 2017 season there were a total of 1,203 whales sighted over 101 trips, with the remaining funds coming from voluntary customer donations.

The partnership between Tangalooma Island Resort and The Kids’ Cancer Project was driven by Resort Manager, Brianna Preobrajensky and her own personal experience with her son Oscar’s battle with cancer.

“Tangalooma Island Resort has been a proud supporter of The Kids’ Cancer Project for many years now, and given our first-hand experience with the organisation and the incredible work they do, this is one partnership we endeavour to maintain for years to come.”

“The sad reality is, cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia, so if we can contribute in any way towards raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research, then we will,” said Ms Preobrajensky.

The Kids’ Cancer Project are an independent national charity dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research. They work with some of the world’s best scientists to fund the boldest research which they hope will one-day defeat this indiscriminating disease.

“This ongoing partnership between Tangalooma and The Kids’ Cancer Project is a true display of community and common goals. We are so thankful to Tangalooma for their support again this year.”

“To date Tangalooma has donated $28,985 to The Kids Cancer Project. This money has made a significant difference, enabling us to invest more resources into the 24 scientific studies we have been carrying out nation-wide over the past two years.”

“Our mission is to see a one hundred percent survival rate for children with cancer, and we won’t stop until we’ve made it there,” said Owen Finegan, Chief Executive of The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Tangalooma Island Resort has the closest whale watching experience available to Brisbane residents, with tours departing direct from Brisbane to Moreton Island.

For more information on Tangalooma Island Resort, please visit www.tangalooma.com and for more information on The Kids’ Cancer Project, please visit www.thekidscancerproject.org.au.

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