Salsa Fights Against Cancer

November 12, 2012

The team at Salsa Bar & Grill have yet again, successfully raised much needed funds for local cancer charity “Pink in the Tropics”. Each year Salsa holds a charity event on Melbourne Cup Day drawing crowds of locals, eager and willing to both enjoy the day as well as raising money for the nominated charity. Salsa also digs deep each year with proceeds from ticket sales going to the charity, as well as the donation of a degustation dinner for 6 people, to the value of $1200.

Pink in the Tropics FundraiserThe total amount raised by Salsa Bar & Grill and the local businesses is just over $6000 and the team at Pink in the Tropics are ecstatic. Salsa owner Rhys Bawden said that he was “impressed with the generosity of local businesses in offering donations, as well as the guests on the day. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone in one way or another so it’s important to make that little bit of effort to help out, and that’s what the sponsors and guests have done”.

Pink in the Tropics is a breast cancer support group who aims to help women feel less isolated during their breast cancer journey. The charity was formed by a group of local women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone varying treatments. The charity offers support for women located between the regional towns of Wangetti Beach to the Daintree. For more information on Pink in the Tropics, wish to donate or become a member go to

Proceeds were raised with thanks to the local business community including a 3 night stay at the illustrious Bali Hai property from the team at Executive Retreats. This donation alone raised $1600 towards the total amount donated. This is the second year Executive Retreats have offered such a prize and guests on Cup Day were all quite eager to get their hands on the prize.

A special mention needs to go out to the local businesses who donated prizes and auction items on the day: Executive Retreats, Great Adventures, Daintree Ecolodge & Spa, Synergy Reef Sailing, Windswell Kitesurfing, Salon Z, Daintree Discovery Centre, Aquarius Low Isles Sailing, Tshinta, The Hair Shop, Wonga Beach Horserides, Mii Spa Sea Temple, Shimma and Actin Fitness.

Salsa Bar & Grill continues its cancer charity work raising money for Tour de Cure participant, local Adam Jones on November 30. A charity golf day is being held at the Sea Temple Golf Club with proceeds going towards Adams donation to Tour de Cure, an event he and fellow Port Douglas local Gavin Hardy are participating in next year. For more information contact Rhys Bawden at

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