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Whitsunday Regional Council buildings will be lit gold during September in recognition of childhoodcancer as part of the Going Gold in September initiative.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the Cannonvale Library, Proserpine Council Chambers, Bowen Council Chambers and the Collinsville Council office will host giant gold lit childhood cancer awareness ribbons for the month of September.
“The Queensland Government is promoting the initiative of Queenslander Ms Keely Johnson who is working hard to increase awareness of childhood cancer and raise funds for this cause, while she battles the disease herself,” she said.
“The Going Gold in September initiative is an international movement where landmarks andbuildings are lit gold during September to raise awareness of childhood cancer and inspire action.
“At Keely’s request and to show government support, the Queensland Government is lightingQueensland Parliament and the Kurilpa Bridge gold during the month.
“Keely and the Queensland Government have asked Council’s to participate where they can toshow support for children with cancer.
“The four giant ribbons which will be displayed on Council buildings across the Whitsunday region are made from recycled and reused materials.
“We hope to increase awareness of childhood cancer through the display of these ribbons on our Council buildings and inspire action so that every child everywhere can defeat childhood cancer,” she said.
For more information on Going Gold go to http://www.goldinseptember.com/
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