Splurge on Big Macs, McWraps, McFlurrys or anything Mac you can think of this afternoon (Wednesday) and you will be helping raise much-needed funds for the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur.

One of the local charity’s foundation sponsor, McDonalds is donating 10% of sales at the following 17 participating stores to the charity:

  • Narellan Town Centre (food court) – 3pm – 5pm
  • Macarthur Square (food court) – 3pm – 5pm
  • Campbelltown Mall (food court) – 3pm – 5pm
  • Campbelltown – 5pm – 7pm
  • Minto – 5pm – 7pm
  • Glenquarie – 5pm – 7pm
  • Woodbine – 5pm – 7pm
  • Mt Annan – 5pm – 7pm
  • Eagle Vale – 5pm – 7pm
  • Narellan – 5pm – 7pm
  • Rosemeadow – 5pm – 7pm
  • Camden – 5pm – 7pm
  • Gregory Hills – 5pm – 7pm
  • Spring Farm – 5pm – 7pm
  • Emerald Hills – 5pm – 7pm
  • Oran Park – 5pm-7pm
  • Ingleburn – 5pm – 7pm

“It’s a great opportunity for the community to spoil the family with a McDonalds meal while raising money for local cancer services at Camden and Campbelltown Hospital at the same time,” the charity’s chairperson Warren Morrison said.

Mr Morrison added that the charity was “very close” to achieving its goal this year of $5 million raised.

The 24Hr Fight Against Cancer Macarthur is a local registered charity run by a totally volunteer committee with great support from local sponsors.

100% of funds raised go to the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre, the Children’s Cancer Services and the Oncology Ward at Campbelltown Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit at Camden Hospital for the benefit of cancer patients of all ages.

Funds are also allocated twice each year so that the hospitals can purchase much needed medical equipment and resources across all areas of cancer care, including chemotherapy, radiation treatment, speech pathology, occupational therapy, home and hospital palliative care, staff training and carer support.

This year, the 24 Hr Fight Against Cancer weekend will be held on 8 and 9 October at the Campbelltown Athletics Stadium at Leumeah. It involves people of all ages coming together to celebrate their fundraising success and many walk sponsored laps on the synthetic track.

A tremendous spirit of fun and camaraderie exists throughout the weekend. All community members are welcome to attend at any time with the opening ceremony commencing at 10am.

‘I’m very proud of the way the whole Macarthur region unites behind this cause and unfortunately, it’s because every family is touched, somehow, by this disease’, Mr Morrison said.

More details at 24hrfight.org.au