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Kokoda Trek

kokoda-cancer-fund-raiseAndrea and Kate had the privilege of meeting an amazing group of people who walked the Kokoda Trek in April. This group were inspired by 9 year old Shona Heard, from Pearsall, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in March 2013. Due to many health complications, Shona spent time in ICU and has had to learn to walk and eat again. Shona gave the group her favourite toy, LAMBEE, and he travelled close to 100km, stopping for various photo opportunities along the way.

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Guinness Book of Records – Keep the Flame Alive

We need your help to achieve a Guinness Book of World Record for ‘The Longest Awareness Ribbon!’

Keep the Flame Alive 2014 is attempting a World Record for the Guinness Book of Records to help raise awareness for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

We are putting 2,000 meters of yellow ribbon together in 15 and 5 metre increments to create the world’s longest awareness ribbon, the current record is 1,247metres.

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Congratulations to our Chairman, Geoff Cattach

WA finalist for the 2014 Senior Australian of the Year. For his outstanding contribution as an advocate and fundraiser for research into childhood cancer. The Foundation relies on the generous support of the West Australian community to continue this research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding.

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Colin Wright – Antarctic Ice Marathon

colin-wrightWe would like to congratulate Colin Wright on his fantastic marathon achievement and fund raising effort. Below are a few words from Colin.

“Hi Folks,
I’ve arrived safely back in Australia after what can only be described as an ‘Adventure’. The race went well, but much harder than anyone thought it would be. And then we ended up having 10 days in Antarctica instead of four because the weather was too bad to bring the plane in! But we had an amazing time during the delay – when we finally returned barely a single person wished we had not been delayed.
Anyway, here’s some pics for you all. I’ve got plenty more (including some running and finishing) which I’ll send through another time.
Cheers,
Colin”READ MORE

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Latest Raffle Results – Permit No LS041840

Congratulations to our ‘lucky numbers’ raffle winners – Permit No LS041840

1st Prize $20,000 Ticket No 149889
2nd Prize $4,000 Ticket No 73412
3rd Prize $1,000 Ticket No 110861

All winners have been notified. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets. Next raffle will commence on early November.

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Foundation’s 11th South West Bike Trek

The Foundation’s 11th South West Bike Trek kicked off in Mandurah on Monday the 14th October and finished in Augusta on Saturday the 19th. This year there were approximately 25 riders per day. The final figure will not be known for a little while, but it is estimated that between $30K-$40K will have been raised.

All participants enjoyed the ride and are already looking forward to the 2014 event. Many thanks to the service clubs, shires, companies and individuals that made this event possible. Special thanks to the Harvey Primary School students (featured in photo, along with school Principal, Mr Colin Brand and Foundation Chairman, Mr Geoff Cattach) for participating in the ride and for their fundraising efforts.

“Photo by courtesy of The Harvey Waroona Reporter”

Award for Andrea and Wendy

Andrea & Wendy were delighted to attend the Royal Life Saving Society AGM last night where they were both surprised and honoured to receive the Western Australia Fellow Award

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Heather Starr – Cutting my hair for cancer research

cutting-hair-for-cancer-research“In the last few years, so many of my friends and family have been touched by cancer. And after months of contemplation, I’ve decided to try and do something to make a difference for them and for those who may be diagnosed after them”

“On Saturday August 10th, my eldest daughter Oceania celebrates her 2nd birthday, and I will be cutting 20 cm of my hair off and donating it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Pantene Beautiful Lengths supports women with cancer globally by providing them with free real-hair wigs to women who have lost their locks through treatment.”

Support Heather’s efforts at http://www.mycause.com.au/page/61220