Thursday, 19 January 2012

She tears me up every time..

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4 1/2 Years ago this little lady wandered into my life. With a British Mum and being new to Australia we had an easy bond. She was the same age as my Kitty and well... Brits rock so I loved her and her Mum immediately.

Nearly two years ago (Feb 3rd 2010) she passed away, five days before her brother Jamie was born. She had been battling neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous tissue since she was 9 months old and she was a fighter. To think back to seeing her in hospital makes me swell with pride for all she got through but tear up with the sadness that she never made it.

Her Mum and Dad have been on a mission ever since to to increase awareness of neuroblastoma and raise more than $100,000 to support CCIA’s research into this aggressive childhood cancer that took little Sienna’s life. They have done an amazing job... last years gala dinner raised $96,000 and they are about to embark on the second so I wanted to do a post to see if anyone fancied a posh night out for an amazing cause ;)

Ok so details are:

Sienna’s Frangipani Charity Gala Dinner
on behalf of The Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia for vital research into Neuroblastoma.
Friday 17th February 2012 6.30 pm
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney.
Hosts
MARK BERETTA AND NATALIE BARR
Guest speakers
PETER OVERTON AND PROF MICHELLE HABER AM
Entertainment
JACK VIDGEN, winner of Australia’s Got Talent
JESSICA O’DONOGHUE AND BAND

Champagne reception 6:30pm sponsored by Moet et Chandon:
Gourmet two course dinner 7:30pm with complimentary wine sponsored by St Hallett | Coffee and biscotti
Live auction and Silent auction | Raffle and surprise balloon prizes
Tickets $130 | email forsienna@gmail.com or call 0406991606 or online at www.neuroblastoma.org.au

If you don't want to do the dinner but just feel the urge to donate pop here and click the Donate Now Button as every little bit helps (you all know that)

Check out the Venue ;)

2 comments:

  1. what amazing ambassadors her parents are. I had childhood retinablastoma and consequently lost an eye, but i'm one of the lucky ones- i survived.

    xo em

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  2. They are just that Em, they never looked back and they are simply amazing Sienna has given more to this world than she would have ever thought possible x

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