Over $42,000 raised for kids cancer during Greek Australian women’s radiothon

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The Organisation of Hellene and Hellene Cypriots of Australia (OEEGA NSW) and the Greek Australian community in general showed their support for children with cancer through a radio marathon held on Wednesday, November 11th.

Broadcast by the 2MM radio station, the marathon was a huge success with over $42,000 raised and donated to the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI).

The radio marathon, which was organised instead of the annual event typically held by the organisation, was supported by prominent political and religious personalities.

This included: the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras, the High Commissioner of Cyprus in Australia, Martha Mavrommatis, Greek Australian politician, Sophie Cotsis MP, Archbishop Makarios of Australia and Australian Ambassador to the US, Arthur Sinodinos.

A number of Greek Australian businesses and expatriate organisations also supported and donated to the initiative, including the Kytherian, Kalymnian and Cretan associations of Australia. Prior to the marathon, the Cretan Assocation held a silent action for this purpose.

During the fundraiser, messages were heard from scientists of the Institute, as well as a personal story of hope from a girl who managed to overcome the disease.

Those interested in donating, can still do so until the end of November by depositing their donations at Delphi Bank branches with the following information: OEEGA NSW (CCI); BSB: 941202; Account No: 203990010.

For donations or more information call: 0422 596 980, (02) 8509 5274 or 0419 257 099.

READ MORE: Greek Australian women’s radiothon for kids cancer: Here’s how you can help.

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