Denise falls for fundraiser

Denise Kiff and Suzanne Collins. Picture: Bruce Hunt d426284
Denise Kiff and Suzanne Collins. Picture: Bruce Hunt d426284

The South Guildford resident and Breast Cancer Care WA specialist breast care nurse will get strapped to ‘a handsome young man’ in a tandem skydive and plummet back down to earth from more than 4000 metres as part of Jump for Jane, a fundraising event created last year in honour of former organisation board member Jane Loring.

Mrs Loring lost her battle in January 2013.

On October 25, Ms Kiff will take the plunge for the first time to honour Amy Drake (73), who jumped last year but has since died from metastatic breast cancer.

‘I have worked at Breast Cancer Care WA for five years and it is a tough job but also rewarding,’ Ms Kiff said.

‘We help women get through their journey with emotional and financial support, but there is a small percentage of women that may not make it.

‘You have to remain professional but you do get close to some of them.’

Ms Kiff said she was scared of the jump but is looking forward to the glass of champagne waiting for her on the ground in Langley Park.

‘I am preparing for the day by taking some meditative techniques, but I think the exhilaration of the jump will get me through,’ she said.

‘I have people coming from all around WA to watch so I can’t back out.’

Ms Kiff hit her fundraising goal of $1000 with the help of her best friend and Riverside at Woodbridge manager Suzanne Collins, who is offering her space for an already sold out high tea.

‘I asked Suzanne if we she could help me with the high tea and she offered her caf´┐Ż,’ she said. ‘I could not have done it without her help.’

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