Saturday 4 February is World Cancer Day and we’re issuing a number of challenges to our supporters for the month of February:
Shave for Lifehouse – We challenge you to shave, wax or colour your hair – A fearless act that will no doubt encourage your friends, family and colleagues to dig deep.
Give it Up – Give up a guilty pleasure for the month of February – They say, giving up on your own is tough, so grab your friends or colleagues to join you.
Skydive for Lifehouse – Not for the faint hearted. Experience the ultimate thrill of a tandem skydive from 14,000ft.
Sun Run – Join The SMH Sun Run on Feb 4 for a 7km or 10km fun run / walk from Dee Why to Manly.
We’ve signed up 12 brave people to take the plunge and skydive for Lifehouse including a mother-daughter jumping team. Jackie Butler will be jumping with her daughter Kristy in support of their son/ brother Dylan who is being treated at Lifehouse. Jackie and Kristy smashed their targets in just 24 hours, see more of their story on the our Facebook page.
And if that wasn’t enough, NRL legend Paul Langmack and his partner Amanda Lee have signed up for the jump – their first skydive. Paul is a Lifehouse Ambassador and has supported us in the past by running City2Surf.
Paul has thankfully beat his cancer and says “we want to make a difference. As a former NSW and premiership winning Bulldogs NRL player, I faced some tough opponents, but nothing like my battle with cancer in 2016. I am so inspired by and grateful to the work of the not-for-profit cancer hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, not only for myself, but for the thousands of others they have helped, including my sister Diane Langmack.”
Anyone who donates $300 or more to Paul’s page will get a signed 2016 NSW VB Blues State of Origin jersey, kindly donated by NSW Rugby League CEO David Trodden.
Information on the events and how to get involved can be found at http://www.mylifehouse.org.au/team-lifehouse/