NET Patient Rob Hammond created another brilliant evening to raise funds in support of NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia (NECA). We were thrilled when Rob beat last years very high bar of raising $47,000 – this years Race for a Cure 2023 raised a staggering $60,000! Not only were vital funds were raised, Rob worked tirelessly to ensure awareness of NETs ran across radio, television and print.
Due to Robs advocacy across the year we were thrilled when Shadow Minister for Health Anita Dow and Member for Bass, Janie Finlay promised to fund a specialist community based NET Cancer Nurse in Tasmania for three years should they win the next election. Rob Hammond and Meredith Cummins were also interviewed as part of this media panel.
During the Race for a Cure fundraiser we were joined by Robs supporters from Flinders Island and other NET Patients. We dined having full view of the picture perfect Mowbray Racetrack below.
Brent Crawford emceed the evening and the auctioneer Mark Coniston worked the room to auction off very special prizing, including shares in a racehorse, a trip to Flinders Island, Tasmanian Walking Co walk around the 12 Apostles, accommodation at Jasri Bay Bali, and many more items. Thank you to the many donors who kindly donated gifts for the evening. A special thanks to NET Patient Kim Burgess for rallying her community for many silent Auction prizes. We are very pleased to announce that around $60,000 has been raised so far.
Many thanks to everyone involved, particularly the entire Hammond family whose generosity of time and spirit has delivered awareness, funds and a sense of community to the Tasmanian NET patients.
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