Auction of Kerri- Anne Kennerley’s new book raises over $ 5000
Kerri-Anne Kennerley shares her extraordinary and inspiring life in her new book
COPING with cancer and dealing with the challenging treatment paths can be an exhausting and emotional journey for the bravest of patients.
This is even more challenging for those living outside of a major city where services and support are not always available.
The mission of Bundy Club event chosen charity, the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association, is to deliver significant and essential services to patients across rural and regional Queensland.
BPCAQ is an important organisation because, through funding specialist nurses, they are able to provide support and education in many isolated areas.
Through research they can improve outcomes for people suffering from breast and prostate cancer. Through information they can encourage early screening and detection.
Through patient financial assistance grants they can directly help patients with the costs associated with travel and treatment at a grass roots level.
Through volunteer sub-committees and support groups they encourage community support for patients.
On Friday, October 20 at The Waves Sports Club, the Bundaberg Club Event raised more than $5000 for the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association Queensland through the support of special guest Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
Part of the funds were raised from a charity auction of a personally signed copy of Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s new book, A Bold Life.
Although the book was pre-release/not for sale until October 31st it was kindly donated by the books publishers Pan Macmillan Australia to raise funds for the local charity.
The winning bid was from Maria and Geoff Ebert. Finemore Walters and Story partner Geoff said the book was a present for his mother-in-law Pat, a huge Kerri-Anne fan.
“Kerri-Anne has been an important fabric of daytime television for so long and has developed a strong following, so it was a pleasure to meet her and be able to place the winning bid for her new book, which I am sure Pat will love,” he said.
“To see an event like this raise over $5000 for the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association is also wonderful as it is such a worthy cause and one that Maria and I are only too happy to support; it is an association that is very dear to my heart as I sadly lost my mother to breast cancer.”
To see an event like this raise over $ 5000 for the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association is also wonderful as it is such a worthy cause. — GEOFF EBERT
WINNER: Kerri-Anne Kennerley with Geoff Ebert.