The Lung Raiser Charity Ball is an event
inspired by the loss of our mum, Ellen Yates, who passed away from Lung Cancer in 2015, one short year after her diagnosis. This fundraiser is part of the 30 reasons for Research Campaign and the Lung Raiser Charity Ball. The money donated will go towards the total amount raised from the event next year, and will go directly to the Lung Foundation of Australia.
Part of Our story.
“If there was more research put into lung cancer, I still might have my mum.”
Although Ellen never said it, Liz knows that her Mum, a former smoker, was ashamed of her diagnosis and told few people. After Ellen passed away Liz was shocked, frustrated and heartbroken by the number of people who commented on Ellen’s smoking history.
“People didn't care about anything else. Her battle, who she was, how we were, all they wanted to know was, ‘did she smoke?’. As if that justified why she died. I got sick of being asked those questions, and I got sick of defending why I thought that my mum didn't deserve to die.”
“I am so humbled to be able to do this. It’s a real privilege. I wanted to do something that I knew that would make Mum proud and I think I've done that.”
Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit Lung Foundation Australia, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
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