A FUNDRAISING campaign run by Coles has seen customers in Victoria Point rank as the third most generous in Queensland, raising more than $2400 for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
The fundraising appeal, which ran until May 8, raised more than $61,800 across the state to fund vital advocacy, research and support for those affected by the disease.
Customers in Victoria Point helped support the cause by purchasing $3 teal ribbons and $4 pens at Coles.
Coles state general manager Jerry Farrell said Coles was honoured to continue to support Ovarian Cancer Australia, ensuring the organisation could continue its work.
"We are incredibly thankful to our customers and team members for their amazing support in raising money to fight against ovarian cancer in Australia, a disease with the lowest survival rate of any cancer," he said.
"Thanks to the incredible efforts of shoppers and team members across the state, Ovarian Cancer Australia is one step closer to funding research to develop a reliable early screening test for the disease and changing the story of ovarian cancer."
The team at Coles in Victoria Point also hosted a sausage sizzle during the campaign, where local shoppers showed their support by purchasing food from a barbecue run by the team at Coles.
Coles' partnership with Ovarian Cancer Australia began in 2014 in memory of Coles Queensland team member Mary Waters, who sadly lost her battle with ovarian cancer.
The disease is expected to affect more than 1500 Australians women this year.
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