Community thanked for fundraising effort

June 30, 2023 BY

Generous: The annual McKean McGregor Ball held earlier this month raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for cancer programs. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE annual McKean McGregor Gala Ball was held earlier this month, raising money for Bendigo Health’s Cancer Wellness Program.

In total, more than $277,000 was raised, surpassing expectations.

Bendigo Health’s director of fundraising and foundation Rachel Mason thanked the community for its generosity.

“We are so proud of the result and being able to work with McKean McGregor on this community led fundraising event,” she said.

“Every dollar raised will go directly to help local cancer patients access complementary therapies including a new counselling service established through last year’s event and an expansion of the program which has outgrown its current site.”

McKean McGregor was thanked for their commitment to raising funds and their dedication to the gala.

CEO Todd Brown said his team showed passion for putting on the event which was attended by nearly 1000 people.

“We are thrilled to be able to contribute in such a meaningful way to the Cancer Wellness Program and our team have thoroughly enjoyed being involved,” he said. “To achieve this figure in year two is quite astounding.”

The wellness program is located at Bendigo’s Gobbé Wellness Centre which includes oncology massage, reflexology, cancer rehabilitation, yoga, meditation, art and pet therapy.

The program is entirely funded through community support.