What a crazy 2 weeks!
When I heard that my elderley neighbour Stan had passed way, from Cancer, I couldn’t believe it – he was the 4th person I knew, in a 6 month period, that died from Cancer.
Everytime somebody dies from Cancer it breaks my heart that little bit more. My dad and my step-dad both died from it and my dear friend Alan, at the age of 30 (far too young).
I wanted to do something, anything! Then it hit me, I was actually waking up one Sunday morning and thought – Play for a Cure!
I have several dear friends, my age, currently battling Cancer. They will beat it, I’m sure, and me starting Play for a Cure helped me deal with that by knowing that I am doing something to help them, and many others, even if only in a small way.
I mentioned to a couple of friends that I was thinking and then emailed my old mate, Grossy, and before I knew it I had Chook and Grossy doing their bit to help me.
It’s been fun so far, sorting the merchandise, setting up a facebook page, setting up a website, and generally getting organised. I have now got a Registered Business Name and an ABN – all above board! I contacted Cancer Council Queensland and they were absolutely delighted to have me on board with them. I can’t wait to put my 1st deposit into their bank account – what a day that will be.
So where to now? Onward and upward I hope!
Merchandise is on its way, 1st event (Morning Tea) booked in for 27th May and 1st stall (27th June) booked. I have received our first item that can be used at a fundraising dinner auction (thanks Richo).
Lots of ideas floating around my big head – need to put them all down because (a) I will probably forget and (b) got to do this in baby steps – cannot get ahead of myself (for those who know me, I tend to do that – get overly excited!!).
So if you like, check in every now and then, feel free to pass on any ideas, feel free to buy some merchandise – whatever you like but either way would love to know you are are out there, caring and doing your bit.