Cancer Council Queensland has been named as the official charity of the Pan Pacific Masters Games, being held on the Gold Coast from 1 – 9 November. Great timing for the announcement with Daffodil Day just passed.
The event encourages more than 12,000 masters-aged participants (that’s over 30 for the uninitiated) and will now raise funds for Queensland’s leading cancer charity.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the partnership with the world’s largest biennial masters games was fitting, as Cancer Council Queensland encourages regular physical activity as a means of lowering the risk of cancer.
“Around 65 per cent of Queensland adults are overweight or obese, which is significantly higher than the national rate,” said Katie. “We hope by reinforcing the message of physical activity to an audience at an event such as the Pan Pacific Masters Games, we can help improve these rates.”
Cancer Council Queensland will provide participants with sunscreen at venues. And they’ll also be encourage to raise awareness and funds for the organisation through activities which include a theme night at the Games Village located at the GC Convention and Exhibition Centre.
More than 12,000 participants from around the world will compete across in more than 40 sports and socialise each night at the Games Village. 2014 is the year to Play it, Live it, Love it!
The 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia from 1 – 9 November 2014.