The strawberries are growing, the ice cream is in the freezer, and our volunteers are gearing up for 10 days of excitement at this year’s Royal Queensland Show! Every year The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation sells the EKKA Strawberry Sundaes, and we’re now less than a month out from the event.
While it’s easy to get distracted by the food and amusements, it’s really about one thing for us: supporting our researchers and raising crucial funds to help them carry out their life-saving work. We have an incredible team of both young and experienced clinicians, doctors and engineers at the hospital that dedicate their entire careers to improving treatments for patients, and look into some of the biggest medical mysteries we’re faced with every day.
Whether it’s looking into better ways to transplant lungs, discovering new heart disease treatments or pioneering a world-first brain scan for early detection of dementia, every ice cream you buy this year is going to a good cause. We hope to sell enough Strawberry Sundaes in 2016 to power over 4,000 hours of medical research.
We still need plenty of volunteers to help with the event (particularly the night shifts), so if you can spare a few hours between August 5th and 14th we would love to have you on board! Head to our website to register!