Hi, Below is a clip released by Cancer Council of Australia today on their web site. Strange how in my terminal cancer journey great things keep happening. In my past life running Coles Express/Shell, I had the joy of working with my team some 4500 strong, the Coles team some 95,000 plus strong, and Cancer Council of Australia to drive Daffodil Day as a major community fund raising event. In the past 3 years the Coles Express team and Shell have raised around 1.5 million dollars for Cancer support and research. This is before the many millions more the Coles Supermarkets team under Ian McLeod and Wesfarmers have raised over the last 5 years.
I wanted to do something significant after my first brush with cancer and this was leveraging the great work of Coles over many years with the Coles Express/Shell team. One must say however it is the customers who donate to really support everyone involved that makes the difference real. Thanks to you one and all and please keep visiting our stores because the teams love to serve and help you.
The Cancer Council have honoured me by featuring my families story as part of this years campaign and have also involved me in asking everyone to think about a bequest in their will to help fund a solution to this insidious disease, that will be cured in my sons lifetime. As we move towards Daffodil day please think about helping and if you want to act today Coles Express Service/Shell stations have donation boxes on the counter in every store and they have huge things planned in the Daffodil day week so do come in and experience our difference especially Vpower our premium fuel. If cars could get cancer I reckon Vpower would fix them, thats how good it is!
It is interesting how having now morphed into a terminal cancer world with months to live, I find myself advocating and fighting for legislative change around Dying with Dignety and the right of choice at end of life inspired initially by Dr Rodney Syme. Maybe it is just me, maybe it is serindipidy but I ask you to help. If you have a moment I would love you to see the raw and real me and my fantastic family……and a few pets and make a choice yourself around supporting change via the petition at the front of my blog or simply helping out with donations to Daffodil day.
Pain 0/10 Mental Health 10/10 Physical Health 8.5/10 Life Enjoyment 11.5/10