Lo­cal flavour at Ball

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

Fight Can­cer Foun­da­tion’s re­cent Red Ball Mel­bourne had a def­i­nite De­niliquin con­nec­tion with the Fresh­wa­ter and Burn fam­i­lies turn­ing out in full force, fill­ing two ta­bles to sup­port this amaz­ing char­ity.

In June 2015, Jake Fresh­wa­ter and Daniel Burn were both trans­ferred within hours of each other from De­niliquin Hos­pi­tal to re­ceive im­me­di­ate life-sav­ing treat­ment in Mel­bourne for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Dur­ing each of their treat­ments, Fight Can­cer Foun­da­tion pro­vided spa­cious, nearby ac­com­mo­da­tion for both fam­i­lies in their North Mel­bourne ac­com­mo­da­tion cen­tre, BMDI Ro­tary House.

Jake opened this year’s Red Ball Mel­bourne with a stir­ring re­count of his ill­ness and treat­ment, which left the en­tire crowd in Mel­bourne’s Crown Pal­la­dium ball­room in no doubt as to how do­na­tions are utilised.

Jake now works for Fight Can­cer Foun­da­tion and was the in­au­gu­ral am­bas­sador for The Clock Can­cer Chal­lenge in 2017.

To learn more about sup­port­ing the Fight Can­cer Foun­da­tion, visit www.fight­cancer.org.au.

Phil and Lou Han­mer, Jeff Hay, An­drea Hatty, Phil and Jo Burn, Kate Army­tage, Al­lan and Kel­lie Pen­rose and Aldo Army­tage.

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