Local flavour at Ball
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.