The Happiness Heroes of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Over four weeks, we have celebrated four inspirational Happiness Heroes spreading awareness about childhood cancer across Australia.
Our Happiness Heroes showcase the different aspects of Camp Quality’s work and how individuals from different backgrounds and of all ages have chosen to get involved. A sibling of a child impacted by cancer, an all hands-on deck volunteer, a dedicated fundraiser and a compassionate puppeteer, all have one thing in common – a desire to help all Australian children impacted by cancer to not only cope – but thrive.
In week one we met Spycer. When Spycer was 7, her 8 month old brother Orlando was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. When she was turned ten Spycer had grown her hair past her waist with the intention to cut it all off and raise money for Camp Quality. Through sheer determination and mammoth fundraising efforts she raised almost $4,000 and donated her locks to Wigs for Kids.
In week two we met Michael. Michael is a dedicated Camp Quality volunteer who goes above and beyond to give his 100% to creating happy memories for kids growing up with cancer. Michael is always willing to put up his hand to represent Camp Quality in whatever capacity, at whatever location, whenever he can.
In week three we met Kim. Kim organised a fun scuba dive at Moonta in South Australia to raise funds for children impacted by cancer. She got all hands-on deck involving the community and campaigned far and wide. Through her passion and enthusiasm, she has almost doubled her fundraising total in the past two years.
In week four we met Sarah. Sarah is one of Camp Quality's incredibly talented puppeteers. While performing as Kylie she spreads the power of positivity to teach children about cancer. At every show she serve the kids with sensitivity, magic, compassion and imagination.
A big thanks to these four special individuals and the hundreds more just like them helping to spread awareness about childhood cancer across Australia. It’s people like these who make Camp Quality’s programs and services possible.