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Universal Cranes Raise over $5,600 for Mater Foundation International Women’s Day Fun Run

12 July 2023

The International Women’s Day Fun Run, which took place on March 12th, saw over 20,000 people gather in Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands to support women’s health and wellness. Universal Cranes was among the participants, with a team of employees and Smith family members running/walking in support of breast cancer research.

Universal Cranes recently raised over $5,600 for breast cancer research through their participation in the International Women’s Day Fun Run in Brisbane.

The funds raised will be donated to the Mater Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports medical research, education, and patient care at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.

In addition to their participation in the fun run, Universal Cranes held a fundraising BBQ and matched dollar for dollar raised at the BBQ. By the end of the campaign, Universal Cranes raised over $5,600 for the Mater Foundation.

Smithbridge Group’s Manager – Strategy & Growth, Dashelle Bailey, expressed her pride in the company’s fundraising efforts, stating that “Universal Cranes is committed to giving back to the community and supporting important causes like breast cancer research. We are thrilled to have been able to contribute to the Mater Foundation’s efforts in this way for a second time.”

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women, with one in eight women diagnosed in their lifetime. The Mater Foundation’s breast cancer research program focuses on developing new treatments and diagnostic techniques to improve outcomes for patients.