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OEEGA NSW present cheque to Children’s Cancer Institute




Cancer does not stop with the pandemic and neither do the Greek Australian Women’s (OEEGA NSW) fundraising efforts to support Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) in finding a cure and safer treatment for childhood cancer. 

Although the organisation had to cancel their annual events for two consecutive years, the President Ms Irene Anesti and the Committee managed to raise $40000 through the Radio Marathon held in November in collaboration with Sydney’s 2MM Radio station.

“Since 2007, OEEGA NSW have raised $454,000 for CCI. We received great support from Clubs, Associations, Community organizations, Councils, political and religious representatives and many businesses,” the organisation’s spokesperson told The Greek Herald.

“It was truly astounding to see how many pensioners left the comfort of their homes and came on the day to deposit money in support of the initiative.” 

Photo L: OEEGA NSW President Ms Irene Anesti with Professor Kavallaris and Dr Maria Tsoli. Photos courtesy of Kostas Kapodistrias

A fundraising cheque was presented from the OEEGA Committee to CCI representatives, Professor Kavallaris and Dr Maria Tsoli, on Thursday, December 16.

“Both Professor Kavallaris and Dr Tsoli thanked the Committee for their continuous support,” the spokesperson said and thanked everyone who contributed to the cause.

“The $40,000 was not easy to pull together, however OEEGA are certain that the funds would be put into good use and help save at least 4 children this year.”

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