A JOONDALUP family business is asking the community to dig deep to help raise funds to cure brain cancer.
Cap-It-All Building Inspections� Charlotte Flatt, of Hocking, said they had been �shocked� when a loved one was unexpectedly diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumour in 2013.
She said the family was now determined to raise whatever they could for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, preparing to take their mark at the 2015 Swan River Run next month.
�(My brother) Lewie�s sister-in-law, Fleur Kay, a beautiful, kind mother of two young children, was very unexpectedly diagnosed and it was a shock to the whole family,� Charlotte said. �After doing a little more research on the disease, I discovered how many young children are affected too.
�It�s difficult to understand how such a deadly disease can affect children and adults who are perceived to be very fit and healthy, don�t smoke or drink alcohol. For this reason, I think it is important that we raise awareness of the disease to as many people as possible and raise money to fund research into the cause of the disease and ultimately a cure.�
Charlotte said she, her parents Mark and Kim and siblings Chelsey and Lewie were preparing for the 5km course. �Although we all keep ourselves fairly fit, 5km is longer than it sounds and we found that out last year,� she said.
She said Fleur was now recovering after having an operation to remove the tumour and would also be participating in the walk.
�Fleur, her husband and two young kids have been through so much over the past couple of years and she has only just started to regain the use of the right side of her body, so it is important to us that we are there to support her while she walks the 5km,� Charlotte said.
She said last year they managed to raise $600 but this year wanted to get to $2000 and would hold a Charity Race Night to get to their target.
�It is great that we can use our business’ social media presence and client database as well as our personal friendships to raise funds,� she said.
�We also have a few money tins around the local area including at the canteen of the soccer club myself, Chelsey and Lewie all play for Kingsley Soccer Club.�
2015 Swan River Run will be held on Sunday, July 26.
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