The Play 4 A Cure Foundation is making up for lost time due to COVID-19 playing havoc with event calendars with an online Christmas Raffle raising funds for research into Ewing Sarcoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Leigh Martyn heads up the foundation that centres its fundraising efforts around softball with a list of ambassadors including current Travelodge Aussie Spirit captain Stacey Porter, along with former Australian stars Mel Roche and Kelly McKellar-Nathan as well as NRL legend Gorden Tallis.
Martyn and the Play 4 A Cure Foundation last week hosted their annual Pink Panther Day with the Brisbane Panthers Softball Club where along with celebrating an incredible 10 years of the foundation, they were able to raise over $10,000, helped along by Martyn taking the plunge and shaving her head to help raise funds!
While the weekend was a success, the cancellation of events has taken its toll on fundraising efforts with the team unable to get out to the diamonds as they normally would.
To help contribute to the shortfall, tickets for Play 4 A Cure’s online raffle are available online now, prizes include:
- Gold Coast holiday for 2 nights (Hilton Surfers Paradise)
- Artwork as donated by Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer (4 prizes)
- $100 Bunnings gift card
- KJH Artworks coffee tables (2 prizes)
- KJH Artworks painted softball
- $60 Woolworths gift card
- Tanali Pebble design – Handmade unique Pebble Art. A beautiful way to share a special gift between friends, family & loved ones.
- Softball signed by the Travelodge Aussie Spirit team who qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
- Soy Inspiration Candles pack
- Signed Bandits Summer Slam Tee signed by Bandits captain and Australian Catcher, Carmie Sorensen
- His and hers pamper pack
- $50 gardening pack from ‘From Mowing to Growing’
Tickets are $2 each available for purchase via direct deposit or credit card (which incurs a small fee) through the Play 4 A Cure website, entries closing 14 December.
The foundation is run by volunteers from top to bottom, meaning 100% of all money raised is donated directly to research of Ewing Sarcoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, conditions which affect budding young softballers Addie Clay and Kirsty Lester, the foundation currently works with the girls where they can to help put a smile on their face.