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Rare Gems Mother's Day Appeal

Rare Gems Mother's Day Appeal

Ends May 14, 2017 5:00 PM

Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) works to support thousands of Mums whose lives have been affected by rare and less common cancers. RCA hopes to raise significant funds through its Rare Gems Mother’s Day appeal. Donors have a chance to win a $1500 voucher from Allure South Sea Pearls and one of two Pamper Hampers Gifts gift hampers. Each $10 donation made gets an entry to the competition, for example a $50 donation will give you 5 entries. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win. When making a donation, please tell us in the comments section why your mum is a rare gem! 

There are approximately 11,500 Mums diagnosed with a rare or less common cancer every year, and thousands more whose lives have been turned upside down by their partners or children diagnosed with the insidious disease. 

One of those Mums is Tracey Trumper, who having survived breast cancer, is now battling a rare lung cancer called ROS1. Tracey is in her late 40s and is raising three beautiful children. Tracey says her greatest worry as a Mum facing a rare cancer diagnosis is the thought of leaving her kids when they are still so young. Tracey said, “Sometimes I think they will be ok and other times I know they need me here.”

Vicky Cutler, a Mum to three girls, lost her husband Ian to a rare cancer in 2013. She is now raising these girls as a single Mum. She said her biggest challenge is seeing her girls grieving and knowing she can’t take that away. “It is incredibly painful to watch on. I must just be there with hugs, love and reassurance, doing whatever I can to help them through it.”

Vicky also expressed her greatest worries: “That the experience of having a parent die young will affect the rest of the girls’ lives in a negative way. We have girls and I want them to have fulfilling wonderful relationships and not worry that it might end this way. I don’t want them to shy away from love.”

RCA, Founder Head of Patient Care, Kate Vines, herself, a Mum and a rare cancer survivor said, “Mums are great. They are the jewel in the crown of families, always shining and highly treasured. However, when Mum gets sick the impact on our community is huge. Mums with a rare cancer need more support than ever before. Mums, whose lives are impacted by a rare cancer, have a very tough gig.”
 
Make a donation today and celebrate Mother’s Day with a truly wonderful gift. RCA would like to extend a big thank you to Allure South Sea Pearls and to Pamper Hamper Gifts for their support and generous prize donations to our Mother’s Day Appeal. By making a donation as per the competition guidelines, your participation in our prize draw is automatic. By participating, you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions.

 

Ann Gillespie
(286 days ago)
$100
Justine Sealey
(287 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(288 days ago)
$150
Tash
(288 days ago)
For my beautiful mum who was taken too soon. I miss you everyday.
$100
Geoff and Denise
(288 days ago)
To our beautiful mums who we both have lost to cancer.
$50
Vicky Cutler
(288 days ago)
For Naomi.
$100
Brenda
(288 days ago)
In loving memory of my husband Stevo, my Mum & Dad all taken too soon by this terrible disease.
$30
Anonymous
(289 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(289 days ago)
$100
Ker
(290 days ago)
Yasmin Remynse, you can beat this! Thoughts are with you xxx
$20
Liddy Wright
(291 days ago)
$100
Kristine Lawn
(291 days ago)
$10
Anonymous
(291 days ago)
$100
Hanna and Wayne Goldberg
(291 days ago)
$118
Anonymous
(291 days ago)
$30
Rosina hogben
(291 days ago)
For my brother Jed who has cholangiocarcinoma & my parents who have moved interstate to care for him
$100
Anonymous
(291 days ago)
$50
Andrew Warden
(291 days ago)
Donating to a great cause
$50
Anonymous
(292 days ago)
$200
Heather
(294 days ago)
in Memory of Ross Willis and Vincent Keppler
$20
Anonymous
(295 days ago)
$30
Sarah
(295 days ago)
$20
Nikki
(295 days ago)
Donating for my Mum who is nothing short of a Warrior. She is my Idol & Inspiration. I love you xxx
$100
Robyn
(296 days ago)
In memory of Fiona
$30
Cat
(296 days ago)
For my father
$30
Anonymous
(296 days ago)
$10
Susan Ireland
(296 days ago)
Helping to make a big difference to the patients who suffer with a Rare Cancer, xx
$30
Jane Biddlecombe
(296 days ago)
Much love from one mum to another XOXO
$150
Mathias Hampel
(296 days ago)
$25
Anne Henderson
(296 days ago)
$20
Michele Godfrey
(296 days ago)
I just lost my Mum recently. She was the best Mum ever but at least she was blessed to live to 88.
$30
Anonymous
(296 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(296 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(296 days ago)
$100
Toni
(296 days ago)
For everyone touched by cancer
$300
Anonymous
(296 days ago)
$10
Lillian and Peter
(297 days ago)
Sending love to all the mothers impacted by rare cancers, whether personally or as loved ones.
$100
Matthew
(297 days ago)
Support for everyone affected by rare cancers
$10
Jacqui
(297 days ago)
$20
Tanya
(297 days ago)
Such a worthy organisation! Thank you for the work that you do!
$30
mv2
(297 days ago)
mv2 @ AW <3
$20
Joey
(298 days ago)
For Ainslie xx
$30
Karen Barfoot
(299 days ago)
$50
Lee McKerracher
(302 days ago)
Thank you Rare Cancers Australia, for the wonderful work you do.
$100
Anonymous
(302 days ago)
$50
Rosa
(303 days ago)
My mum was my warmest, funniest friend - I missed her lots during my cancer treatment, and still do!
$60
Caroline
(303 days ago)
Missing my wonderful Mum, Alison this Mother's day
$100
Craig
(303 days ago)
Keep up the good work Rare Cancers Australia.
$30
Kim Holiday
(303 days ago)
$30
Joanne Williams
(303 days ago)
Much Love to Everyone who is facing tough times. Your not Alone. Stronger United! Please Share.
$50
Donna
(303 days ago)
Thinking of all of those affected by rare cancers
$30
Anonymous
(303 days ago)
$51
Emma Prezzi
(303 days ago)
For my Mum who is definitely a rare gem
$30
Ainslie Wright
(304 days ago)
Thanks for the work you do. Time is precious and should be priceless but unfortunately isn't always
$20
Anonymous
(306 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(306 days ago)
$20
Taryn
(308 days ago)
For my sister
$50
Ricky Nguyen
(309 days ago)
$20
Kim Hart
(309 days ago)
For my Mum xxx
$20
Category: Campaigns
Tags: always shining, mothers day, rare gems, raregems, you are my treasure,
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