Help beat the cancer blues

THE SKY'S not the only thing that's been blue in Coffs Harbour lately.

Officeworks stores are holding fundraising activities in support of Blue September.

All funds raised from activities such as lucky dips, competitions and face painting support the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Bowel Cancer Australia.

Coffs Harbour Officeworks store manager Matthew Spooner said team members around the nation had been busy fundraising this month, however they still had a way to go to reach the goal of $100,000 and surpass the $88,000 raised last year.

"We encourage all of our customers to visit us in-store and get involved to support this worthwhile initiative," Mr Spooner said.

Australian Cancer Research Foundation CEO and Blue September representative David Brettell said one in two Australian men will have been diagnosed with cancer at some stage of their life by age 85.

"Every dollar we receive through Blue September will help fund breakthrough research projects aimed at eradicating cancer and reducing this statistic," Mr Brettell said.

Customers can also contribute by making a donation at the checkout.



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