Well, I’ve been VERY busy again this month.
I zoomed up to Noosa to present uniforms to the Down Under Swim Team who were heading off to their world champs in Italy and to say hello to everyone who was there. It was great to catch up with everyone up there and my fingers are crossed for some amazing swims while you are all away.
I went to the Riverfire and hooked up with Triple M over at Southbank. We had an awesome time. It’s always great to get into the city and watch the fireworks each year.
My next big commitment was the Leukemia Foundation Light the Night fund raiser up at Caboolture/Morayfield. Jane who was in charge of setting things up along with her very able helpers did a fantastic job. Thank you on behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation for shining a light of hope for a future without blood cancer. The Leukaemia Foundation would like to thank everyone who took part in Light the Night 2012. Whether you attended an event, participated in a lantern drive or just made a donation to support blood cancer research – you have made a difference. Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s inspiring twilight walk to help cure blood cancer by raising funds for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma research. At the location I went to, we all carried lanterns and went on a leisurely walk through the Centenary Lakes Park. Each coloured lantern contained a tiny light and each colour has a special meaning: White for blood cancer patients and survivors, Blue for supporters and Gold for those remembering a loved one lost. It was a lovely way to raise awareness for this particular foundation and a special way to remember those who have been affected in some way.
Later this month I went to the Caboolture Shire branch of the Leukaemia Foundation for its Annual Dinner. This year we had a Hollywood theme and guests came dressed as their favourite star or movie character. It was an evening of terrific entertainment, food and prizes with all proceeds to the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and the local patients in its care.
The MND and ME Foundation “Million Metres for MND” swim is coming up at the beginning of November. The aim is to raise funds to assist to provide a quality of life for people living with MND which is not compromised by their diagnosis – a life with dignity and independence. I can’t wait for this annual event. I am looking forward to seeing all the swimmers and taking part some way in all the fun. This month I also announced the impending arrival of Brett and my little bubby. Yep – swimming is on hold for now until I decide what I want to do with my future after our little baby arrives at the end of April 2013.
Well, I’ll write again next month
Bye for now