On Sunday, 26th November at Whitesand Park, Sharknet Beach in NSW played host to an extraordinary event – the Sisters Full Moon Dip, a fundraiser thoughtfully organised by the passionate NET Patient Sandi Smyth. The event aimed to raise funds for NECA, and what unfolded was nothing short of magical.
Under the luminous glow of the full moon, 80+ spirited women gathered for a picnic in the park followed by a full moon dip, radiating positive energy and a shared commitment to support Sandi and NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia. The atmosphere was heavenly, and the event exceeded all expectations, both in attendance and generous donations. Sandi and the Huskisson community raised over $8,000.
We would like to thank Sheridan Towels who generously donated 50 plush towels that were given away to the first 50 entrants, these were put to great use on the evening.
Sandi envisions the Sisters Full Moon Dip becoming a cherished annual tradition, in support of NECA. The overwhelming response to this inaugural event has set a promising precedent, offering hope for an event that grows each year..
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect – a serene night with no wind, a radiant full moon casting its glow amongst candles and torchlight. More than just a fundraiser, the evening provided a platform 80+women to come together, converse, and unite for a common cause – supporting those diagnosed with NETs and raise awareness.
NECA’s CEO Meredith Cummins and NET Nurse Joyce joined in the fun of the evening. The sight of these empowered women walking down the path, immersing themselves in the cool waters under the moonlit sky, was a testament to the strength of community and shared purpose.
The NECA team extends sincere gratitude to everyone who attended, contributed, and played a role in making the Sisters Full Moon Dip an unforgettable success, particularly Sandi Smyth and her family – these events don’t just happen themselves and we thank them for the amount of work and thoughtfulness that made this event such a success.