Stopping the spread while supporting childhood cancer research

Face masks have become very popular accessories thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, with most of us having to wear one at least once in the past year. In a creative way to raise funds for childhood cancer research, lon­­g-time supporter and good friend of the Foundation Judi Haederle has been making and selling her own face masks and donating all proceeds towards CLCRF!

An incredible total of $112 has been raised through Judi’s face mask sales so far. Judi has been selling these masks for just $8 each, and she sold the majority of them to friends and family during Perth’s sudden 5-day lockdown in early February.

Judi came up with the idea after reading the 31st Volume of our Foundation Update Newsletter, released in April 2020. This Newsletter was released in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and featured many stories about how the pandemic is affecting families currently undergoing cancer treatment.

“Right at the beginning of the COVID-19 scare, I saw a story about how parents are worried about their children with weakened immune systems, because of their cancer treatment,” said Judi. “I just wanted to do something to help.”

Judi is no stranger to childhood cancer, having sadly lost her daughter, Natasha, to the disease back in 2003, when she was just nine years old. Natasha was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of three. She had been in remission for two years and was featured as the face of Telethon in 2002 before doctors discovered that the cancer had returned.

Judi and her husband Mike have been supporting the Foundation ever since Natasha’s passing, helping to raise funds and awareness for the vital research into childhood cancers so that future generations of children can go on to live the long and healthy lives they deserve.

This was such a creative and helpful way to raise funds for childhood cancer research and we thank Judi for her incredible support! If you would like to get your hands on one of Judi’s face masks, contact us today.