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Sharing a unique story of survival

Mundijong resident and cancer survivor Georgia Lowry spoke about her new book Growing Georgia at the Byford Gala Ball last month. The 22-year-old survived bone cancer* as a baby and the book details her journey. Ms Lowry said her family inspired her and that Wilma Mann the author of the book helped her put it all together. “The process was a lot of fun,” she said.

“Wilma asked me many questions that were recorded and she managed to bring my story out in a way that really reflected who I was and what I want to say.” Ms Lowry said she hoped people would read it and become more aware of bone cancer. “Just because you, a family member or a friend has cancer or an illness it is definitely not the end of the road,” she said.

“Positive thinking and the power of the mind does a lot of things. “Well, it has done for me anyway.” Ms Lowry said she was lucky and thankful for the love and support she had from her family and friends.

“I’m really focused on my role as ambassador for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation,” she said. “I want to help find a cure so kids like me have a better outcome.” Ms Lowry works at a childcare centre and in her spare time rides her horses three days a week in preparation for competitions on the weekends but her main aim was to help with research.

“I hope one day to find a cure,” she said. “There is always hope and if anyone needs to talk to someone reach out to me. “I have a public Facebook page and will always talk to someone going through this.” Ms Lowry said if her journey could help even just one person she would be happy.

For more information visit Facebook.com/GeorgiaLowryPublicSpeaker.

Source: Serpentine Jarrahdale Examiner Newspaper, April 13, 2017 – Page 3
Written by: Juanita Shepherd

*Story Correction – Georgia Lowry was diagnosed with and has survived Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Poseidon Primary Fundraising for Child Cancer Research

On March 16, Poseidon Primary School, a small school of 370 students based in Heathridge, raised $2,269.30 for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) through their annual ‘hair-raising’ fundraising event.

Aroha White, one of the students of the school, was diagnosed with leukaemia and the school teamed together to raise money for CLCRF. Aroha’s mother, Emma White, as well as six school staff members were sponsored to change their hair in different ways.

A brave and excited Emma had her hair coloured with hairspray, then it was shaved off completely in front of the school. The school’s principal, Peter Blackford, was brave enough to have his hair coloured and shaved by Emma and Aroha White.

Many of the students also coloured their hair with hairspray for the special event.

A coin challenge after the hair shaving took place on their basketball court where each class had their own line to place coins and notes. The winner of the longest line went to Mrs Isbister’s Pre-Primary / Year 1 class. Some of the parents generously put down $50 notes in the challenge, which greatly helped in the fundraising.

Eco Faeries were painting children’s faces and engaging students with other fun activities.

Overall, the event was very inspiring for students and staff, and a fantastic amount was raised for CLCRF. Thank you Poseidon Primary School for your generosity and efforts towards raising money for child cancer research!

If you would like to start your own fundraising event, just start a fundraising page and share your link with friends and family!

Registration opens for fourth annual Dance for a Cure at Forrest Place

SO, you think you can dance? Hundreds of Perth families are being sought to converge on Forrest Place to perform a choreographed dance for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

Registration has opened for the fourth annual Dance for a Cure event, which will be directed by Lauchlan Bain, a Perth choreographer, who is working on the moves to this year’s song, Better When I’m Dancing by Meghan Trainor.

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Dance for A Cure – Train Flash Mob

On Wednesday 3 August, to launch registrations for Dance for A Cure 2016, a group of very enthusiastic and passionate dance students got together to do a train flash mob for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.  With the help of dancers from the Beverley Margaret School of Dance we were able to create our very first live Facebook event for the CLCRF. It was also filmed and sent to Channel 9 for the news later that evening.

In less than 24 hours we have had nearly 21,000 people reached. It is clear that this year will be a wonderful year for Dance for A Cure and we thank everyone involved for this support. Register Now to Dance for A Cure on 30 October 2016 by heading to www.danceforacure.com.au

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