25 Aug, 2015

Three Rivers Turn Gold To Support Kids With Cancer

Victoria Square’s Three Rivers Fountain is set to be awash with gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese will join fellow Childhood Cancer Association Ambassadors Kate Collins (Channel Nine), Travis Boak (PAFC) and others, to kick off the month’s activities with the lighting of the iconic fountain on Monday 31st August at 7.30pm.

The Lord Mayor said supporting community initiatives and organisations is important for any local government, but particularly so for the capital city Council.

“The Childhood Cancer Association provides valuable services to South Australian children living with cancer and their families, and City of Adelaide is proud to support the organisation by raising awareness, “said Martin.

“Lighting the Three Rivers Fountain in Victoria Square gold demonstrates our support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, while helping raise awareness and building positive partnerships with the community.”

Childhood Cancer Association President, Chris Hartley said Council’s support is invaluable to the organisation.

“To raise awareness in September we’re participating in everything from fundraising breakfasts to people shaving their heads to the Sunday Mail City to Bay,” said Chris.

“Ensuring people are aware of the work we do for the South Australian Community and raising funds that contribute to counselling, short and long term housing, home tutoring and more is an important part of what we do.

“Having City of Adelaide join us sends a powerful message around promoting our cause and building our capacity to help more children and their families in their time of need.”

The Three Rivers Fountain will light up gold at 7.30pm on Monday 31st August with Lord Mayor Martin Haese and Childhood Cancer Association Ambassadors: Kate Collins (Channel Nine), Travis Boak (PAFC), Michelle Den Dekker (Senior Coach, Thunderbirds), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United), Darren Berry (Triple M Presenter) and Dr. Michael Rice AM all in attendance.

For more information about the Childhood Cancer Association visit www.childhoodcancer.asn.au.

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Rebecca Draysey