It's fair to say the majority of us often take our good health for granted.
Therefore, it can be difficult to imagine how you'd cope with the life-changing news that you, or someone close to you, has cancer. This diagnosis is terrible at any age, but when it inflicts the life of a child, it is particularly heart-wrenching.
Lorraine Lea and Camp Quality work hand-in-hand to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia and their families.
Every June, Lorraine Lea and our sales-force of 1,300+ Independent Stylists embark on a nation-wide Party for Kids with Cancer® fundraising appeal.
The money raised is donated to Camp Quality to help fund their optimism and resilience building recreational programs for children aged 0 - 13 living with cancer.
During last year’s appeal, Independent Stylist, Elizabeth, donated everything she earned from the entire month of June to aid Camp Quality families.
“I’m very fortunate to have 3 healthy kids, but I know there are so many families who are not so lucky. Cancer affects countless lives, and I believe we all need to help however we can, even if it’s just a little bit," explains Elizabeth.
"My gorgeous mum has fought non-Hodgkin lymphoma for 12 years now, and I’ve been to nearly every appointment and treatment with her throughout that time. I cannot imagine a child and young family having to go through that, and decided to donate everything I could during the 2015 fundraising period."
"Six weeks before the campaign started, my husband lost his job and our household had to make ends meet on my income alone. We only had a small amount put away in savings, and that was quickly used up before June."
Despite these drastic changes in her circumstance, Elizabeth was determined to stick to her commitment to donate every cent of her income to the cause. With drive and dedication, she successfully reached her fundraising goal of $2,000 just 2 weeks into the month, but decided not to stop there...
" I reset my goal to $3,000 and kept holding fundraising parties. With the help of my generous party hosts and guests, and the support of my family and friends, I was able to raise a grand total of $3,554 for Camp Quality," announces Elizabeth.
"My family definitely ate a lot of instant noodles that month, and we survived on the bare minimum, but it was absolutely worth it."
Elizabeth encourages everyone to help Lorraine Lea in the Party for Kids with Cancer® appeal this year by hosting a fundraising party in June.
"It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s for a very worthwhile cause."
Want to get involved?
- Host a party in June and donate your free Host Credits to the cause.
- Making a donation online at www.campqualityfundraising.org.au/events/p4kwc
All fundraising party hosts who use the hashtag #IPledgeToParty on social media will go into the draw to win 1 of 8 colourful Lorraine Lea Sneaker Beanbag Covers.