Business owners ready to help cap cancer

Media Release

June 22, 2016

Three entrepreneurs have teamed up to make a difference by putting a cap on cancer! 

Online gift store, The Little Distinctions, are now selling unique Dilly’s Collections microfiber shower caps to raise vital funds for Cancer Council Queensland.

$5 from every shower cap purchased will help support the one in two Queenslanders affected by cancer in their lifetime.

The Little Distinctions owner Carolyn Grant said the new fundraising venture, #capcancer, aimed to raise awareness of cancer in the community. 

“One day when I was talking to owners of Dilly’s Collections, Sharona and Dalia, we realised we had all been affected by cancer in some way and wanted to make a difference,” she said.

“We started to think of ways we could work together to find a community of like-minded businesses who wanted to support cancer in a fun way.

“After much brainstorming, we came up with the idea for #capcancer. 

“Now, we’re encouraging locals and businesses to buy a shower cap, take a fun photo and post it on social media with the hashtag #capcancer. 

“Together we can raise vital awareness and funds for everyone affected by this disease.” 

Ms Grant said the shower caps were a fun and tangible way for locals to support the cause. 

“Why not swap your swimming cap for a Dilly’s shower cap, or swap your beanie for a cap to raise awareness for everyone in our community who has been affected by cancer?” she said.

The shower caps come in a wide range of unique colours and patterns, and can be purchased from www.thelittledistinctions.com.

The #capcancer fundraiser supports Cancer Council’s Do It For Cancer campaign, calling on Queenslanders to do what they can to support those affected by cancer.

 Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said local support made a vital difference to the charity’s work.

“Queenslanders like Carolyn, Sharona and Dalia, are making a tangible difference in the fight against cancer through their fundraising efforts and we cannot thank them enough,” Ms Clift said.

“All funds raised enable Cancer Council Queensland to invest in lifesaving cancer research, prevention programs and support services.”

To find out more about Do It For Cancer, visit doitforcancer.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20.

 

ENDS

 

For more information, contact:

Laura McKoy, Media Manager, Cancer Council Queensland P. (07) 3634 5345


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