THE annual “Kali’s Cup”, a fundraising event held in honour of young Home Hill business woman, Kali Totorica, who passed away from melanoma in 2018 at the age of 21, is to take place on Sunday, June 11 at the Ayr Golf Club, with the aim of bringing the community together and raising awareness of melanoma and funds for skin cancer research.
Anyone is welcome to attend and register a team of four to participate in the nine-hole Ambrose event at a cost of $20 per person, with cash prizes up for grabs for the winners.
For anyone who does not want to participate in the golf competition, they are still welcome to attend to buy some delicious goodies from the bake sale, grab a bite for lunch, or to try their luck on the raffles and money boards.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Australian Skin Cancer Foundation.
This year, the organisers have chosen a “superheroes” theme, as they honour those real superheroes, who are fighting or have lost their life to cancer.
Participants have been encouraged to dress in superhero theme and compete for the “best dressed” prize.
To register a team, contact Liana Kennedy (0437 848 188).
Melanoma is the most common cancer affecting Australians aged 20 to 39, with statistics showing that one Australian is diagnosed with melanoma every 30 minutes and one Australian dies from melanoma every six hours.
Kali was a proud member of the Burdekin community operating her Home Hill business, Lilly May Flowers and Gifts and hosted local fundraisers to raise money and awareness for melanoma research, all while enduring her own battle with the deadly disease.
Kali’s loving family is continuing her legacy and would be grateful for your support for what will be their third year organising the Cup event.
Last year alone, they raised $11,000 for the very worthy cause, with all proceeds donated to the Australian Skin Cancer Foundation, in an effort to support their mission to provide support, education, fund research and drive advocacy for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.
Anyone who would like to be involved in helping this very important local community event should contact either Liana Kennedy (0437 848 188) or Maria Totorica (0428 848 188).