Colliers International raised over $80,000 for the Down Syndrome Association of Queensland (DSAQ) and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in conjunction with Swimming 4 Jess initiative at its 7th Annual Charity Lunch last Friday 22 April.
Over 220 guests attended the event at Hilton Brisbane and were entertained by the AFL legend and commentator Sam Kekovich. The money was raised through corporate sponsorships and donated items that were raffled off or auctioned on the day.
“We were delighted with the money raised and thank our key clients for supporting Colliers International business and our brand in the community,” said Simon Beirne, State Chief Executive of Queensland at Colliers International.
Colliers International has been supporting DSAQ at this event for the past several years. Funds raised go directly towards their work and recreation program, employing a fulltime worker who assists adults with Down syndrome live a productive, meaningful and inclusive life. The Down Syndrome Association aims to build community awareness of Down syndrome and to support, advocate for and empower people with Down syndrome to take their rightful place in as valuable and contributing members of the local and global community.
This year for the first time Colliers International is supporting Cure Brain Cancer Foundation through the efforts of Jane Gordon who aims to raise $100,000 by swimming the English Chanel in July 2016. The English Channel is considered the Mt Everest of ocean swimming, and is a fitting challenge to honour Jane’s friend Jess who has aggressive brain cancer. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the peak organisation for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness in Australia, with a time-critical mission to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023.