TOP JOB: Mud Run organisers Laura Clarke and Kirsty Appleton give a cheque to the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association’s Tiffany Pulford, Mellissa Chick and Belinda Guernieri.
TOP JOB: Mud Run organisers Laura Clarke and Kirsty Appleton give a cheque to the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association’s Tiffany Pulford, Mellissa Chick and Belinda Guernieri. Kaitlyn Gutzke

Mud Run funds boost cancer care

AFTER sloshing through mud, diving into ice pits and suffering countless trips and falls at Mud Run Emerald, the Central Highlands community managed to raise $55,820.95 for local cancer organisations and groups.

Organiser Laura Clarke said it was phenomenal to be able to raise such a huge amount of money and to see exactly where it was going.

"There is a room at the hospital that they are upgrading and it will be used for cancer patients so they don't have to travel to Rockhampton for blood transfusions," she said.

"We are paying for a lot of the furnishings and decor for the room, special chairs for the patients and some paintings on the walls.

"We will be giving money to Look Good ... Feel Better for additional wigs for local cancer patients.

"And the Men's Cancer Support Group will be using the money for a men's night out."

One of the recipients of the money is the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association of Queensland Emerald sub-committee, which received $40,000 to help fund a breast and prostate nurse in Emerald.

The nurse is available every Monday from 8.30am- 4pm by phoning 4983 9718.


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