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Carter Dunn Headshave

Expressing sympathy for cancer victims and what they go through was not enough for Carter Dunn. He wanted to do more and he did: shaving his head in the name of raising money for cancer research.

It was a sudden commitment that Carter was determined to see through when he came home from school one Monday to ask his parents if he could shave his head for charity.

“One of Carter’s friends had a family member who was battling leukaemia and he just came home and said he felt like he wanted to show his support and asked if he could shave off his hair,” Jacqueline Dunn explained.

“Carter literally decided on the Monday that he was going to do it on the Friday of the same week, so we set up his fundraising account and shared it via social media.”

When Friday came, a small amount of nerves kicked in, but Carter had no doubt that he was going to do it. He had the full support of his school friends who still couldn’t quite believe he was going through with it.

Once all his hair was reduced to tiny stubble his first reaction was – “Wow, it’s cold!” Then Carter smiled and said he was proud of himself, as were all his friends who cheered him on.

For Carter’s parents it was one of many proud parent moments they have had, acknowledging that he never hesitates to think of others despite his own personal trials. Carter recently had to undergo surgery to remove his gallbladder.

“We felt mega proud that Carter who has his own personal battles daily, just felt the need to do something for others, acted on it and followed through,” Jacqueline said.

Within five days Carter exceeded the target of $250 that he hoped to raise, instead he reached $440. He has no hesitation in repeating the shave once he has regrown his hair.

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2017 family night out gets pinked

Families and friends came together again to rock out under the stars to the sound of PINKED at this year’s Family Night Out Concert held at the Perth Zoo.

It was a popular way for parents to have their kids entertained on March 18 as families gained entry to explore the zoo ahead of the concert kicking off as the sun set. It was a fantastic show – thanks to Samantha and her band and dancers.

We could just imagine the animals having a dance along in their enclosures! But it wasn’t just covers of Pink’s greatest hits and an abundance of animals for people to enjoy. There was so much more.

The entertainment rolled out all evening as Mal and Judi, from Awesome Balloon Creations joined us again to help keep the children (and adults) occupied with temporary tattoos and an amazing bubble machine. For the budding artists in the crowd, Sony Productions supplied an array of colouring-in sheets to keep them busy, and prizes for people to walk away with.

If you were lucky enough, you were picked out from the crowd with family passes to the latest Smurf movie. We hope the winning families enjoyed the movie.

While rain did threaten to dampen the vibes for the evening it held off for the night, which was greatly appreciated by the event organisers. Just when an injection of energy was needed, a gourmet barbecue was served up by Mustard Catering. It was a perfect evening, and great fun was had by everyone.

Events like these don’t happen without volunteers, so a BIG thank you to:

• Kristy, Jonelle & Chris Carlsson
• Georgia Lowry
• Michele & Pat Seymour
• Kylie Dalton and her staff from Absolute Edge Media
• Gary Kearns
• Sarah Felmingham

The date for our 2018 Family Concert is yet to be confirmed, however keep your eyes peeled because it will be an event you don’t want to miss!

You can sign up for our E-News by sending us your email address, like us on Facebook or add www.childcancerresearch.com.au to your favourites list online so you can keep an eye out for any upcoming events.

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Raffle Winner Announced

Our ‘Lucky Numbers’ Raffle #41 (Permit No LS209320816) was drawn on this afternoon. Winning ticket No 28765. The winner has been notified.

Congratulations to our lucky Winner – you have won $20,000 CASH!

Our next raffle commences on the 18/02/17 – if you would like to purchase tickets – please ring our Raffle Hotline 1300 139 651. Thanks to all who supported this raffle and helped raise money for a good cause.

 

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2016 Wellard Star of the West Campdraft

The spectacle of a sport synonymous with outback Australia in suburban Perth is always a certainty to draw a crowd. The ninth annual Wellard ‘Star of the West’ Campdraft delivered for spectators and competitors all in the aid of raising funds for CLCRF.

The event drew together some of the State’s and country’s finest stockmen and women on horseback showcasing their skills from 25th to 27th November last year at the Boar Swamp Campdraft Club Grounds. With such a high calibre of riders, judges also travelled from interstate.

Campdrafting is a uniquely Australian sport dating back to the late 1800s and involves a horse and rider working cattle for the coveted title of the best stockhorse and rider. Points are awarded to the horse and rider for cut out, horse work and course completion from a possible 100 points.

A good campdrafter is not just a fine horseman/woman, but has the skill to select a suitable beast from a mob that will run well in the arena.

Following the main event on the Saturday, the evening was about catching up with friends, meeting people and having fun in a safe and friendly environment. In addition to a delicious free BBQ dinner, live music and a licensed bar, the awards of the day’s events were presented.

Donations of $3,300 were received from this event.

We would like to give a special thank you to the McLarty family for their generous hospitality, the Boar Swamp Campdraft Club and Wellard Group for their continued support.

Sponsors:

• Blythewood Pastoral
• Haines Surveys
• Hi-Tech Ag Solutions
• Imperial Glass
• J & T Sanders
• JR Performance Horses
• Mitchell’s Transport
• Morgan Feed Supplies
• Ravenswood Hotel
• Ross & Angela Hall Breakaway Stud
• Rozbys Gear
• Wellard Group
• West Coast Wool & Livestock

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Dance for a Cure 2016

Once again, the families of Perth turned out for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation’s annual Dance for A Cure event – held in Forrest Place, Perth, on Sunday 30 October 2016.

The Dance was supported by Channel Nine with event Ambassador, Lisa Fernandez, encouraging the community to get involved. Combined with our Patron, Justin Langer, in the official TV commercial, it proved to be a wonderful way for the community to hear about how they could join the Dance for a Cure.

Louise Momber, also from Channel Nine, was able to attend the official day and was very excited by the dancing and the energy the families brought to the event.

“Being involved in Dance for a Cure was such a highlight for me. I loved seeing the happiness on the faces of the participants – knowing they were making a difference to such an important cause and having so much fun at the same time!”, said Louise.

Each year we try to offer the people of Perth something new and fun for families to participate in with a very important message to highlight the need for more research into childhood cancer.

This of course takes lots of dollars and it’s with events like these that we can help fund more research. So the next time you hear about a CLCRF event, get involved and tell your friends because everyone who supports our events supports our research. Stay tuned for the next Dance for A Cure because it will definitely be different and fun!

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Say hello to Community Pod

What if your daily coffee indulgence was also good for the environment? What if you could raise money for CLCRF while getting your caffeine hit? Well, now you can.
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Order your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Membership

The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation  are very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment™ this year. When you purchase your Entertainment™ Books & Entertainment™ Digital Memberships from us to support our fundraising efforts, 20% of every membership sold contributes to vital research into childhood cancers.
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