Posted On: February 10, 2020
The Kids’ Cancer Project is hosting a fun filled day on Wednesday 1 April at St Michael’s Golf Club, a picturesque course atop the Little Bay peninsula with sweeping views of Botany Bay and the South Pacific.
Money raised through ticket sales, sponsorships and raffles on the day will go toward the incredible work of Associate Professor Alex Swarbrick at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and his work to discover a new treatment for neuroblastoma.
Neuroblastoma typically affects children aged one to five. Many patients depend on high dose, multi-layered chemotherapy for their treatment. Sadly, this only works for some. For many, the treatment itself impacts heavily on quality of life, with many survivors suffering chronic health problems including secondary cancers.
“This is all just so unfair,” Swarbrick, a Laboratory Head at Garvan Institute, said. “This absolutely motivates me in terms of the potential of the impact of my team’s work. If we can spare even a single child from suffering high-dose chemotherapy, then that’s enough to drive us forward.”
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By joining The Kids’ Cancer Project for a day on the links, you’ll not only get some exercise along with the opportunity to entertain staff or network with clients, you’ll also be playing for a purpose.
Event host, Owen Finegan, Australian Rugby great and the charity’s CEO said he hopes $40,000 will be raised on the day.
“We’re incredibly grateful to our corporate partners who prioritise the lives of children with cancer by investing in vital research,” said Finegan.
“Neuroblastoma is a cancer that affects small children and babies who have less than 50 per cent chance of surviving five years or more. Science is the only solution for these kids, and our Annual Golf Day stands to have a massive impact on helping them.”
Starting at 7am participants will be treated to a buffet breakfast with progressive on-course catering served for morning tea before buggies take them back to the club at 1pm for a well-deserved BBQ lunch.