Volunteers aid in the fight for brain cancer cure

VOLUNTEERS for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation were out in force at the Hobart Hurricanes match against the Perth Scorchers last month at Blundstone Arena.

The Hurricanes used the match as an opportunity to raise funds for the charity in support of George McNees, son of Cricket Tasmania’s strength and conditioning coach Darren McNees.

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation ambassador and brain cancer survivor Senator Catryna Bilyk was one of the volunteers collecting for the charity on the day.

“Cure Brain Cancer will use the funds raised for advocacy, raising awareness and to fund research leading to new treatments and one day, hopefully, a cure,” Senator Bilyk said.

“This fundraising effort is vital in combatting a disease which kills more young Australians aged under 40 than any other cancer and more Australian children than any other disease.

“My thoughts are with George and his family as he faces this cancer battle.

“I wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and thank the McNees family, the Hobart Hurricanes and my fellow Tasmanians for their fundraising efforts.”

Anyone wishing to donate to Cure Brain Cancer can do so online at www.curebraincancer.org.au.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Caption: Volunteers collecting funds for Cure Brain Cancer at Blundstone Arena, from left, Kayne Briggs, Senator Catryna Bilyk, Laura Davidson and Teresa Briggs.

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