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Collinsville International Women's Day

On Sunday March 10, a wave of pink took over Collinsville as more than 80 people and five dogs took part in an International Women’s Day Fun Run event. 

The second annual Collinsville Sea of Pink is the town’s ‘virtual’ answer to the Brisbane IWD Fun Run event, supported by Mater Chicks in Pink. 

There was a buzz in the air as the crowd gathered for a 7am start at Collinsville Golf Club. After a quick group warmup, it was time to start. Down the fairway of Hole One and onto the Collinsville-Scottville walking track, young and old alike ran, walked, scooted or rode their bikes for five kilometres.

Finishers were greeted with a well-earned icy pole. There were raffles and guessing games to play to help boost fundraising efforts, and the Collinsville QCWA volunteers cooked up bacon and egg wraps, savoury mince toasties and fresh fruit salad.

At the time of writing, the Collinsville Sea of Pink has raised $15,249 in support of Mater Chicks in Pink, making them the 6th highest fundraising team.

Funds raised go towards life-saving research at Mater Hospitals to better understand and treat breast cancer now and into the future. With one in seven women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, the message is simple – check your boobies!

The event and fundraising were supported by local organisations and businesses, including Glencore’s Collinsville Open Cut operation, Collinsville Community Association, Collinsville QCWA, Collinsville Youth Coalition, Collinsville Golf Club, Stanley Street Butchery, N&S Abrasives and many more.

Event organiser Alice Randell was once again blown away by the support and encouragement from the Collinsville community.

“We all love the chance to connect with each other and the broader Sea of Pink community across Australia in support of a cause that has impacted so many of our lives.”

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