Thursday, March 14, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Sea Of Pink Raises $13K

Almost 100 people attended the Sea of Pink fundraiser over the weekend in Collinsville with friends and family all coming together to raise money for breast cancer.

The format of the event was a 5-kilometre fun run and this is the second year the event has taken place with organisers hoping to make it an annual fundraiser for all the community to get involved with.  

This years’ event raised over $13,000, smashing the $10,000 goal they had set in place.

Organiser, Alice Randell, said she is thrilled with the result and is still expecting another $1000 to come in before the end of the week.

The Sea of Pink is a celebration for International Women’s Day while simultaneously raising money for breast cancer.

Due to Covid-19 the fundraiser became virtual and it continues to offer the virtual option for those who cannot attend the event in Brisbane each year.

This is ideal for the Collinsville community who can participate in this worthwhile cause from the comfort of the local region.

The Collinsville event was extremely popular and the 5k run or walk was accessible to all, with children on bicycles and parents running along with prams.

Members of the public are already expressing their excitement for next years’ event.

"There’s nothing quite like it in town, it’s the only one in town so people really look forward to it," said organiser Alice Randell.

“Seeing everyone up and early at 7am on a Sunday morning, really keen and in the spirit, was great to see!” she added.

HERO – The local community in Collinsville got behind the Sea of Pink fundraiser in Collinsville again this year. Photos supplied

2: First to finish was Michael Delahunty

3: The kind volunteers from the Collinsville Country Women’s Association

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