Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

We made it back to the GF, and won….

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

OK, we didn’t win the Grand Final, but for a bunch of ladies, well we won’t divulge our age, as mature as we are (here’s a hint, this was our 10th year playing masters and we started around 3-4 years after we could start playing masters), we were pleased to finish top of the table after the round robins and make the Grand Final where we ultimately went down to Renegades. We put up a good battle but they were too good on the day. Congratulations to Ivan and the team!

So you may be wondering about the title then? It’s because, we did win! Team P4AC raised exactly $4000 over 3 days! And exactly that amount, $4000 will go to cancer research, so you see we did win 🙂

There are so many people to thank for helping us get to that amount (considering this was our first time not doing a raffle, this amount is amazing!!). First and foremost we have to thank Deb Prouten. For 10 years Deb and her team, the Toowoomba Warriors, have, instead of buying team gifts, donated to our charity. Deb has not just settled there either. For the last couple of years Deb has reached out to other participants asking they too get into the spirit and donate rather than purchase gifts. So this year, we are so pleased to be able to thank the following Ladies teams for their wonderful donations!


Mulgowie Angels

Champagne Ladies

Caboolture Warriors

Aunty Emma’s Moongalba


TAN Aunties

Diamond Divas

Brisbane Fusion

Hervey Bay Terrors


Dolphin Wannabes and

Pinkie (cash and wine (for our dinner))

And then we had our very own Carrie Rose and her beautiful ChildCare Centre, Rosie’s Early Learning Centre donate. Carrie does this quietly every year and it bumps up the final figure quite nicely. We love having Carrie in our team, yes even more than her donations, but we will also be so grateful for them!

This year, Seeta and her business Anchor Blue Coffee asked if they could help in any way and ultimately decided to donate a percentage of all sales over the weekend. Well they must have had a boomer weekend (and we can understand why because the coffee (and service) was A+)) because Seeta donated over $800 to us. To say we were blown away is an understatement!

And then finally today we got the final amounts confirmed. Redcliffe Leagues Softball Association also reached out to us and offered the BBQ to us on the Saturday night (middle of the tournament). We of course, graciously accepted, and expected to make a few hundred dollars. Carrie, Redcliffe President, called on her friends, Petero and Bonnie Civoniceva, to help out and they were magnificent in running the BBQ along side the majority of our team. Then, Carrie and her team at RLSA decided to donate all of the proceeds and covered the costs of all the food meaning we ended up collecting a cool $700+ for our BBQ!

So as you can see, we had quite a few avenues for fundraising – all because of the generosity of our softball community. Thanks too to SQ for allowing us again to fundraise! And as per usual thank you to Rose from KR Sports Photos for all of the photos, including our team photo and to Jane for her photos too!

T o the team – thank you for playing again this year – our 10th year! Can you believe it!? We even went a bit retro with our uniform and we think it was our best one yet! The team looked amazing! Thanks to our coaches Jason and Sheridan 🙂

Team P4AC – 10 years Masters!

And to wrap it all up, we had the absolute pleasure to award our first ever Team P4AC Masters Life Memberships to Kelly and Jason, affectionately known as Smacka and Frecks. Husband and wife team, Smacka and Frecks have been involved in all 10 campaigns – truly amazing and we are so proud to have them be the first recipients and of course on our team.

Dinner for the children!

Friday, April 27th, 2018

We are back and we will be returning to the beautiful Marquee Room at Victoria Park Golf Complex for our 2019 Annual Charity Cancer Research dinner, with emcee Victoria Carthew.

This year, all profits of the event will help Professor Bryan Day and his team at the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory, particularly Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  Just by coming you will be rewarded with a fun-filled night of:

  • Guest Speakers 
  • Live Music by songstress Taylor Wilton and the band Vintage
  • A 2-course 5-star meal
  • 4 hour beverage package including wine, beer and soft drink
  • Cheese Station
  • Raffles
  • Lucky Door Prize
  • Live and Silent Auctions
  • Dancing and plenty of laughs

Want some fresh air? Step outside….

On the 19th October, 2019 from 6:30pm, arrive for pre-dinner drinks in a private outdoor area and then, just before 7pm, head into the magnificent Marquee room for dinner where you can meet our guests.

This year we ask you wear GOLD – the colour of Childhood Cancers. Because we all know cancer is cruel for whomever is diagnosed but when a child gets cancer, its unfathomable!

Be sure to bring some spare change with you, as all throughout the night we will be holding raffle draws with some fantastic prizes to be won.

As always, we will be holding an auction as well as a silent auction.  Credit card facilities will be available for convenience so that any auction items won on the night can either be paid for by cash or credit card – allowing you to take your winning goodies home with you!

Check out all the latest updates on our Facebook event page as we provide further information about the night, including our guest stars and prizes to be won!

About Victoria, our Emcee

Victoria is a highly respected journalist, presenter, broadcaster, producer and emcee, and has more than two decades of media experience. Currently a presenter with the Seven Network’s popular travel and lifestyle program, ‘Queensland Weekender’, Victoria is also a regular guest on both Radio 4BC and ABC 612 and is the Brisbane Broncos No.1 Emcee.

Emcee Vic Carthew

P4AC are Invited

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Due to our donation,  from funds raised at the Yellow Socks Softball Challenge, to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, we were invited to attend the opening of the ACRF comprehensive Cancer Genomics Facility at the Diamantina Institute in the PA Hospital on Tuesday 19th July, 2011.

The grant to enable this opening was provided by the ACRF – every dollar they raise, they hand over in grants – now that’s encouraging!  P4AC won’t begin to try and explain the extraordinary work going on in this research facility – if you would like to learn more, click on this linkit’s an interesting read.

President Leigh, and committee member Graham, attended the opening and to put it simply, it was incredible!  Speakers included the Director of Diamantina Institute, Professor Matthew Brown, Professor Ian Frazer, and ACRF Chairman and Mr Tom Dery, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for ACRF.

After the official opening, we mingled and met some amazingly brilliant people, including Brooke Gardiner (Senior Research Officer) and David Brettell – Chief Executive and Company Secretary of ACRF.    Once well fed, we were taken on a tour of the research facilities where Professor Brown and Brooke explained their research and showed us the equipment that the ACRF grants have enabled to be purchased – they cost millions of dollars and are doing a brilliant job in trying to unravel the secrets of cancer!  ACRF are doing a wonderful job in supplying this infrastructure to these research facilities and it was a pleasure to be able to attend on this day and see the amazing work that ACRF and the Scientists do every day!

To hear the passion from these people was inspiring and confirmed that the work we are doing is making a difference!  So to all of our supporters, thank you!  Without your support we couldn’t do what we do – we are eternally grateful.