Two years ago Patty Wilson was on Lorne Beach, when he happened to meet Jamie Loveridge.
Cancer was an unwelcome intrusion on both of their lives.
They both confided in each other.
Jamie’s sister Kath had passed away two weeks prior with Thymic cancer.
Patty was suffering from Melanoma cancer.
The conversation was pivotal in helping Jamie begin to come to terms with his sister’s death.
Two weeks later Jamie drove from his hometown of Peterborough to join Patty, his friends and family for the Paddle Across the Bay.
Not long after, Patty lost his battle with cancer.
But the bond forged and their fight against the disease lives on.
To pay tribute to Patty and Kath Paddle Peterborough is being established.
The paddle brings together friends and family to raise money and awareness to help defeat a disease that has touched the lives of so many.
We’d love you to join either as a participant or a sponsor of the event.
Focus: Get people close to Patty and Jamie involved in a low key event to raise much needed money for cancer research and support.
Sign up must: Why are you getting involved? Who are you Paddling for?
Every year more than 35,000 Victorians hear the words ‘you have cancer’.
Thanks in part to generous Victorians, 7 in 10 of them will survive five years after a cancer diagnosis, but there’s still so much work to be done.
Cancer Council needs our support more than ever this year. Every dollar raised gives hope for a cancer free future. By supporting our Paddle, you’re funding life-saving cancer treatments, prevention programs, and support services that ensure no one has to face cancer alone.