Emily Duggan (pictured below) is thrilled to be joining Camp Quality for esCarpade 2023. On Saturday 21 October, the V8 super star will set off with 60 other old bash cars for a seven-day adventure through winding outback roads.
For more than 30 years, the wacky and wild fundraiser has been raising money to bring positivity and laughter back into the lives of kids and families facing a devastating cancer diagnosis.
One mum, Grace, knows firsthand the difference that Camp Quality can make to the lives of k
ids facing cancer.
When four-year-old Raya was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), her world was turned upside down. After months of gruelling chemotherapy, surgeries and extended periods of isolation, Raya was finally well enough to go on a Camp Quality Family Fun Day, her first of many events including Family Camps, more Family Fun Days and having the Cancer Education Program visit her school.
“It was so special, and we were able to really bond and reconnect as a family after such a long period in hospital. We just had fun!
“We were able to build new memories together as a family in a very positive way, especially after such a traumatic year of our life,” says Grace.
Raya, now aged six, is back at school full-time. She is taking dance and acrobatics classes, is learning to play the piano and her mum is grateful for the support from Camp Quality.
“We were able to build new memories together as a family in a very positive way, especially after such a traumatic year of our life. Every day I look at her and you go ‘oh wow, this is where we’re at.’ It’s truly amazing.”
Camp Quality CEO, Deborah Thomas says, “We’re thrilled to welcome back our wonderful supporters for esCarpade 2023. The event is filled with passionate people dedicated to putting a smile of the faces of kids and families facing cancer.”
“Funds raised through this event will mean that Camp Quality can reach even more kids and families facing a devastating cancer diagnosis through our huge variety of services and programs that help to build resilience and optimism.”
esCarpade is filled with laughter, camaraderie, and drives along some of the most spectacular dirt routes in Outback Australia.
Starting in Lismore, Emily and the convoy of colourful cars will drive up to Queensland’s Rockhampton and then turn inland to drive the outback roads before crossing the finish line in Narrabri. Support the event by donating here.