The Foundation’s ongoing association with IGA began eight years ago and in that time their commitment has been shown through a host of fundraising events at a regional and state level which has raised in excess of $1 million for patients and families living with leukaemias and related blood disorders.
IGA’s fundraising events have included the very popular IGA Car Rallies in Far North Queensland, North Queensland and Sunshine Coast; the IGA Community Chest; Cairns IGA Race Day, IGA Captain’s Collection, IGA Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Premier and World’s Greatest Shave.
The IGA Car Rallies have proven a huge success seeing teams hitting the streets in fancy dress, not just for themselves but also their vehicles. The Far North Queensland rally has now been running for six years and has raised over $210,000 since it began.
The inaugural Captain’s Collection Gala Evening organised by Walter’s Super IGA in Townsville raised an outstanding $140,000 late 2007. The evening saw the auctioning of 16 individually framed NRL team jerseys from 2007, signed by the captains of each team.
Not content to stand still, IGA is also set to launch new events including the IGA Lockyer Darling Downs Car Rally, The Amazing Chase (The Hopper Group) and the In-store Grocery Raffle (The Hopper Group).
The contributions made by IGA over the years are of great value to not only the Leukaemia Foundation, but the patients and families we assist.