Give Generously for Georgie

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Raised by 170 people in 29 months
I honestly don't know how to start this story. In truth, I'm furious at the world for having to write it. But I have to, because the protagonist in my story is too humble and far too modest for this kind of public plea for help.

My name is Emily, and my sister-in-law Georgie was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer last December. She is currently receiving chemotherapy with a future view to surgery and radiation therapy. Georgie has taken to this unwanted journey with the same calm acceptance and poise that she takes to life with; she has continued to work three days a week and raise their beautiful one year old son, Louis, along with my legend brother, Mat. Time away from work, appointments, medical bills, cost of surgery and allied health input financially adds up, so the time has come to ask for donatons - great or small. 

In addition to online donations, I will be running a charity bootcamp at Wellfit Personal Training Broadmeadow on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 at 10am for up to 36 people. It will be $20 p/p and cater for a wide variety of fitness levels. 

This places urgency on the timeframe we have to raise funds - exactly one month from today I would like to change Georgie, Mat and Louis' lives for the better and I need your help to do that. We are keeping this GoFundMe page AND the charity bootcamp entirely SECRET from Georgie, but Mat is aware and we have been circulating the link on social media. SPREAD THE LINK FAR AND WIDE. Myself and Georgie's loved ones had reservations about making a plea as Georgie is a very private person. But with all due respect, she has never needed support the way her and her family do right now and I have faith in your generosity and sense of community to achieve the goal of $15,000 by 22nd April. 

Share this with your families, friends, neighbours, gyms, hobbies, sporting teams, workplaces... tell everyone! Any donation will make a difference in easing Georgie's battle with breast cancer. Together, we can change lives.
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Alright guys, we're officially 5 days away from telling Georgie about these incredible fundraising efforts. For various reasons, we have decided to privately tell Georgie rather than a surprise reveal after the bootcamp. We hope to still see anyone who wants to come to the bootcamp at Wellfit Personal Training Broadmeadow at 10am on Saturday 22nd April. $20 minimum cash donation and all proceeds go directly to Georgie and her family! There are currently 25 out of 36 spots taken! See you there and THANKYOU again xo
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Huge shoutout to Newcastle Permanent Building Society who are donating water bottles for our 35 boot camp participants! Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday April 22nd at 10am!
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Woah guys, this is insane! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness - family, friends and complete strangers alike! Apparently $5,000 was too modest a goal, so we've moved the goalposts to $15,000! Imagine covering the cost of surgery or being able to send these guys on a holiday when this chapter is over! Please continue to share this link with private groups of your own, staff intranets, messenger, text messages and so on! I can't stress enough that neither Georgie NOR Mat know about this so continue to keep it circulating secretly. Thanks again for your support!
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$12,865 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 170 people in 29 months
Created March 21, 2017
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