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Kids with Cancer

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”67173″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Bev Jordan[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Trick or Treating and raising money to help sick children was a popular way to celebrate Halloween in the Hills to Hawkesbury area.

The Scare Cancer campaign raised a massive $140,000 which will be donated by the Kids with Cancer Foundation to fund a clinical trial seeking to cure Paediatric Ependymoma, the third most common form of brain cancer in kids, being undertaken at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Kids with Cancer Foundation’s ependymoma research commitment spans 5 years and totals $1.27 million.

Roughly 60 per cent of children diagnosed with PE are under five years old and sadly one in three children suffer a relapse. Currently no further treatment options.

Hundreds of people across the Hills and Hawkesbury held and participated in Scare Cancer fundraising events.

The Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury, despite just recovering from major floods, held a Scare Cancer high tea; Stanhope Shopping Centre held trick or treat fundraising activities; Cherrybrook Village Shopping Centre held a Scare Cancer Halloween Pumpkin Hunt; NBC Sports Club Northmead held a Scare Caner Halloween Disco and Scavenger Hunt; Cedars Tavern Emerton held Scare Cancer Halloween Karaoke; and Hills Self Storage donated $5 for every move in in October to ScareCancer.

On December 1st one million Christmas lights will be switched on at 45 Grassmere Ave Northmead to shine a light for Kids with Cancer. There will be a bbq on the night run by volunteers from the Kids with Cancer Foundation. The lights will shine every evening until December 31st

To find out more about the Kids With Cancer Foundation visit

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Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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