Posts Tagged ‘childhood cancers’

Easter/Christmas raffle drawn!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

So what originally was our Easter raffle, turned in to a Christmas raffle, due to all our events being cancelled. First things first then, thank you to everybody for being so patient and waiting until now.

We are thrilled to advise, that along with the supporter packs, this campaign raised over $2,100, which along with the other funds raised in November this year we will donate to Childhood Cancers Research.

The winners are listed below, and we have shared the link to show you the online draw which was held today at Daisy Hill with Leigh and Carrie Rose, our long time sponsor. To watch and listen to the draw, click here (works best on a PC).

We congratulate the winners and thank all of you who continue to support us. We are always grateful and especially this year, given the year it has been!

We wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas and look forward to returning to some normal semblance in 2021.

Researchers are the winners!

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

With 3 events now completed and all funds gathered, we are thrilled to advise that we have raised over $14,000 for Childhood Cancers research, specifically for Assoc. Professor Michelle Teng and Dr Kyohei Nakamura of QIMR Berghofer.

100% of the funds raised at these events will be donated to the 2 research laboratories where they are battling to understand and beat Ewings Sarcoma and Hodgkins Lymphoma – in honour of our two softball friends Kirsty Lester and Addie Clay. Kirsty is kicking butt in her battle against Ewings Sarcoma and Addie fought a great fight and has beaten Hodgkins Lymphoma.

The #p4ac 10 year head shave brought in over $9000, with special thanks to Jodie Wilson and her dad, Dean, for joining in and shaving in Woorim Bribie Island and contributing $1100+ to the head shave. Pink Panther Day brought in $2600+ and Pink Day for Kirsty $2300+. Amazing support from our wonderful softball community and #teamp4ac supporters.

The are endless folks to thank and their names have been captured in these videos – check them out and enjoy!

Pink Panther Day 2020
Pink Day for Kirsty

P4AC – 10 year head shave!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

March 2011, 4 months after our founding date, our Founder Leigh Martyn shaved her head to raise thousands for cancer research.

September 2020, Leigh is prepared to do it all again in the name of Childhood Cancers research.

13th September update!

Leigh’s long time friend Jodie has decided that she’s going to shave her head too so we can only hope double the heads double the fundraising! Thank you Jodie!!

With an aim to do the head shave on 14th November 2020, we are looking to raise, at a minimum, $5,000 for Childhood Cancers Research. You can donate via credit card by clicking on this link or by direct bank deposit to our account below.

If you have a strong desire to be the actual head shaver, contact Leigh at Leigh@playforacure.com.au and put in your offer. You must be available to do the head shave at Downey Park, Windsor Qld. You must also, be kind 🙂

$50,000 for Childhood brain cancer research

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

After a fantastic year of fundraising, at our 2018/19 AGM, the board approved donating $50,000 to Professor Bryan Day and his team at the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory based at the QIMR Berghofer Brisbane.

Board Member Anne Vogler along with Charity Founder Leigh Martyn were on hand to present Bryan and his team $50,000 and once again we got to see them at work in their laboratory. Bryan said ‘What you do for us (researchers) is incredible and this contribution will support ongoing research into developing new targeted therapies for children with brain cancer. We are incredibly grateful for your support’.

Leigh and Anne present $50,000, on behalf of the P4AC board and supporters, to Professor Bryan Day from the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer research laboratory

Bryan will be back at our dinner on the 24th October, to provide an update on their research. We cannot wait to hear of the progress you and your team make Bryan. Keep up the amazing research because WE are incredibly grateful for what you do!