Ian Weigh Toyota & Schwarz Excavations supporting CQ patients with Cancer
Hundreds of Central Queenslanders are expected to benefit from the delivery of a brand new pink Toyota Yaris donated jointly to Cancer Council Queensland by Schwarz Excavations and Ian Weigh Toyota.
The vehicle will be used to provide mobility support services from the Cancer Council Queensland Rockhampton Accommodation Lodge located in Upper Dawson Road.
Helen Vass, General Manager of The Weigh Group & Patricia, Noel & Jeffrey Schwarz of Schwarz Excavation together with their staff will officially hand-over the keys to Cancer Council Queensland’s Boden Tighe on Friday, July 7. A gold coin donation BBQ is being held at the front of Ian Weigh Toyota Denison Street Rockhampton adding to the fund raising efforts of both these local organisations.
Patricia Schwarz said, “This joint venture of the Schwarz Excavation Group and Ian Weigh Toyota has been on the drawing board since early in 2016 and we are elated that we can finally see our wishes come to life with this vehicle put to use at the Cancer Council Queensland’s’ Rockhampton Accommodation Lodge.”
“So many of us have been impacted by cancer in some way, and this is one way we can give back,” Patricia said.
Helen said, ‘We hope the car’s vibrant branding will remind people to support Cancer Council Queensland in its mission – by reducing their cancer risks, volunteering, donating, and getting involved in fundraising events.”
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan thanked Ian Weigh Toyota and Schwarz Excavations for their generosity and vision.
“With the support of local businesses, like Ian Weigh Toyota and Schwarz Excavations, we can provide further mobility for our patients and continue our work to help people prevent and beat cancer,” Ms McMillan said.
“The bright pink Yaris will be a stand-out on the road – raising awareness of our mission.”
“This new Toyota Yaris will give our Patients the opportunity to get out and about making their journey a little more comfortable.”
Each year in Central Queensland more than 1210 people are diagnosed with a cancer and sadly around 400 people pass away from the disease.
“Community and corporate support enables us to reach out and ensure that those affected have access to support services and cancer-related information at a time of need,” Ms McMillan said.
“Whether businesses donate funds, a car, or lend a hand during fundraising events, or other support – every bit helps Cancer Council continue on its mission for a cancer free future.
“We simply cannot thank Ian Weigh Toyota and Schwarz Excavators enough for their ongoing efforts to inspire cancer control.”