As many of you know, fundraising for good causes never stops… and nor does the extremely important need to raise awareness about some cancers (sarcomas in particular) that, if caught early, can be successfully treated.
My daughter Matilda (Tilly) dedicates much of her spare time speaking about her sarcoma experience in the hope that it may save someone’s life which, so very sadly, isn’t always the case.
She’s spoken to students and health professionals at Relay for Life, Notre Dame, UWA, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and was on the scientific planning committee as a youth representative for the 3rd Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress held in December 2018.
The charity close to Tilly’s heart, and mine, is Sock it to Sarcoma! which is a small WA-based organisation doing amazing things in the sarcoma research space, in honour of Abbie Basson, who was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in May 2009 at the age of 17. It was Abbie’s hope to make a difference to the lives of those with sarcoma by improving awareness and raising funds to support vital sarcoma research.
Sock it to Sarcoma’s biggest fundraising event is the ‘Ride & Stride for Sarcoma’ is coming up on Saturday 2 November and everyone is welcome to participate.
Tilly and my wife Kate are doing the 10km stride… and I’m doing 100km ride - not sure who got the better deal!
If you can help me meet my fundraising goal, even with the smallest donation, I would be most grateful.
With gratitude, JP xo
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