“We lost our beautiful daughter Michelle at just 17 years of age to cystic fibrosis,” she said.
“Since her passing, I have been raising funds and awareness in my quest to find a cure.
“Cystic fibrosis is the most common genetic, life-threatening disease affecting our children today.
“We have over one million carriers in Australia and every four days a child is actually born with this horrible disease.
“My motto is together we can and together we will find a cure.”
Mrs Carlson works at Harvey Norman and is the community chairwoman at the Rotary Club of Palm Beach.
She championed the inaugural Gala Dinner and Goods and Services Auction in Rockingham last year, which raised $30,000 for the cause.
“My aim this year is to raise $50,000 to be split between Cystic Fibrosis Australia, research and Telethon Kids Institute for research into brain tumours in babies and young children.
“They are making ground-breaking efforts in the research areas but can only continue with the help of people such as Rotarians and business houses.”
Mrs Carlson hopes up to 300 guests will attend.
WHAT: Gala Dinner and Goods and Services Auction
WHEN: Saturday, April 30 at 6.45pm
WHERE: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham
PRICE: $75 per person
CONTACT: Mrs Carlson on 0407 743 321 or firstname.lastname@example.org