Cancer doesn’t stop with the pandemic, nor does the Greek Australian Women (OEEGA NSW) sustain fundraising efforts to support the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) in finding a cure and safer treatment for childhood cancer.
Although the organization had to cancel its annual events for two consecutive years, the chairperson, Ms. Irene Anesti and the committee managed to raise $40,000 through the Radio Marathon held in November in conjunction with Sydney’s 2MM Radio Station.
“Since 2007, OEEGA NSW has raised $454,000 for CCI. We have had a lot of support from clubs, associations, community organizations, councils, political and religious representatives and many companies,” the spokesperson for the organization told The Greek Herald.
“It was truly astonishing to see how many retirees left their comfortable homes and turned up on the day to donate money in support of the initiative.”
Photo L: UGEA NSW Chair Mrs Irene Anesti with Professor Kavallaris and Dr Maria Tsoli. Photos courtesy of Kostas Kapodistrias
On Thursday, December 16, a fund-raising check was presented to CCI representatives, Professor Kavallaris and Dr. Maria Tsoli, by the UGEA Committee.
“Both Professor Kavallaris and Dr Tsoli thanked the committee for their continued support,” the spokesperson said, thanking everyone who contributed to the case.
“The $40,000 was not easy to raise, but OEEGA is confident the money will be put to good use and help save at least 4 children this year.”