Ingham’s was a proud Platinum sponsor of Woolies Wheels and Walks Tour de Cure from 31 May to 1 June as we joined in the cause to help raise vital funds for research to find a cure and help those fighting cancer.
The Tour de Cure community is a national movement of people who walk, run, ride or swim while raising awareness and money to support organisations such as PanKind and Camp Quality.
As part of Ingham’s LovING Life program, which focuses on nourishing our people’s wellbeing and giving to charitable organisations, we also had a team of riders and walkers that joined in to support this important cause and be healthy.
We would like to extend a huge congratulations to our team who rode more than 400 kilometres from Wollongong to Sydney over three days and our team who walked 21 kilometres around Greater Western Sydney and collectively raised more than $21,797.18 with thanks to generous donations from our teammates, friends and family.
Woolworths has announced that the 142 riders and more than 1,000 walkers have raised an amazing $1.2 million. The monies raised will go to:
- PanKind, the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, who will be able to progress with two major research projects focusing on early detention and new treatment
- Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation in New South Wales to support child play therapy for cancer patients
- Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation to fund a wig library
- Mackay Hospital Foundation in Queensland to fund an AccuVein project, which enables virtual vein mapping to access or avoid veins for IVs, blood draw and injectables
- Pink Finns in Windsor, New South Wales to fund the organisation’s Oncology massage therapist and treat 20 patients each month
- Community Cancer Link in the Illawarra, New South Wales to fund palliative care nurses and end-of-life support
- CanAssist in Bowral, New South Wales to fund hardship payments, prescriptions and respite programs in the community
- Icon Cancer Care in Brisbane, Queensland to fund -80c freezers which will enable the organisation to commence clinical trials, and
- Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland to refurbish the Oncology Outpatient waiting area, including interactive touch display equipment which will feature games and other content to entertain children while they wait for treatment.
Ingham’s is so proud to have been part of this fundraising event and to see much-needed donations go to organisations that are supporting cancer research, support and prevention.
Donations can still be made to the team, and anything over $2 is tax deductible – click here: https://tourdecure.grassrootz.com/woolies-on-wheels-2021/inghams-ride or here: https://tourdecure.grassrootz.com/woolies-walks-2021/inghams-walk?tab=leaderboard to donate.