Stars of Eurobodalla Dance for Cancer Aug 10th

Stars of Eurobodalla Dance for Cancer is a gala fundraising event for Cancer Council NSW. 

Since commencing in 2016 the event has raised over $92,000 with around 250 people coming every year to watch our stars and their dance partners perform everything from the hip hop, to ballet and ballroom. It is a fantastic evening with an atmosphere full of entertainment, laughter and most of all community spirit.

The event will be held on Saturday the 10th August 2019 at The Bateman’s Bay Soldier’s Club. Just like on the television show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, prominent Eurobodalla community members will work with a professional dance instructor over 12 weeks to choreograph and learn a dance routine, which they then perform in front of a panel of judges and an appreciative audience at the Gala event.

Event Information

Date: 10th August 2019 Time: 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm) Where: The Batemans Bay Soldier’s Club, 6 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay NSW 2536. Ticket Price: $60 Ticket Inclusions: 2 course dinner and entertainment. Tickets HERE

Meet the Stars

Lauren Hare

Lauren Hare works at The Eurobodalla Cancer Care Centre, Lauren is the first point of contact when you arrive at our Oncology Department at Moruya Hospital.

She has a welcoming friendly smile and loves having a laugh and chat with all our wonderful Patients, their family and friends.

She’s very excited to represent The Oncology Department at Moruya Hospital and have the Amazing opportunity to raise money for the Cancer Council of NSW.

Lauren is passionate for helping raise money, sadly last year her mum was diagnosed with cancer and this year she lost her Pa from cancer, she held her Pa in the highest and very close to her heart. Lauren wants nothing more than to help The Cancer Council NSW raise enough money to help anyone else that is unfortunate enough to know or be someone body who has cancer. 

Peggy McAlister

I have such passion for my work within the real estate industry. I have always felt at home when working closely with people and combining the joy of forming close knit relationships as well as my love for business and design has meant I easily maintain a high level of enthusiasm and motivation which is an essential ingredient for success within this challenging industry.

I started my journey into real estate sales at the age of 22 with much success. In early 2014 I was offered the opportunity to Manage one of the big four banks in both Batemans Bay and Narooma. Whilst I enjoyed my time within this industry, after the birth of my daughter and some time away the call of real estate was too strong, and I returned in August 2016. I am now coming up on 12 months since joining the award winning market leader Raine & Horne Batemans Bay.

Anna Betts

Mum of 3 awesome kids and wife of an amazing husband

Proud owner of the fabulous Beauty Salon, Skin Deep Beauty Batemans Bay, supported by two other senior therapist’s. We specialise in natural therapies and stockist of Skin Juice, natural, organic and vegan friendly products.  

To be involved with a fundraiser such as Dancing with the Stars is an honour and privilege. Raising awareness and funds for such an event is close to my heart and I can’t wait to give back to the people who give those in need so much.

Garry Griffiths

Garry Griffiths was born in Lithgow and moved to the central coast of NSW at the age of 6. He has always had a huge passion for sports, playing rugby league, soccer, surfing, and riding dirt bikes.

Garry moved to Batemans Bay at the age of 16 where he completed year 11 at Batemans Bay High School the stared his Gyprock plastering apprenticeship with Vic and Marilyn Plastering. He coached his daughter’s soccer team from under 9’s to under 12’s with Clyde United. Gary has been involved with the Broulee Surf Club since his kids were in nippers and is now a patrolling member. Both of his kids are now adults, and he and his wife have caught the traveling bug seeing lots of the Australian outback. In August of this year Garry will proudly become a Poppy!

Jennifer Hawke

Jennifer Hawke and her husband Tiger own and operate Sober Bob Drivers, a local car pick-up service. Although, it's a lot of late nights, Jennifer enjoys meeting new people and getting her customers home safe.

After growing up in Campbelltown, Jennifer and Tiger moved to Batemans Bay 3 years ago for a sea change and to give their 2 children a better quality of life.

Jennifer is excited about the challenge of being a 2019 “Star” of the Eurobodalla, and is looking forward to raising funds and awareness for others. 

Larissa Sethi

Larissa Sethi is the manager of Andrei’s Gymnastics and is passionate about promoting health and fitness, particularly to young Australians, giving them the tools to grow into healthy adults. She trained as a gymnast between the ages of 9 and 19 and has been coaching since she 14.

Larissa is a thrill-seeking adventurer. She enjoys white water rafting, bungee jumping and sky diving, and is working on a ‘Hand standing Around the World’ photo album. Photos from the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramids of Giza, Petra, London Bridge, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe are just some of the places included on the growing list of destinations.

Larissa strives to be more involved within the community and is excited to be participate in Dance for Cancer this year, even if that means making a fool of herself. Having fun and raising money for the Cancer Council NSW makes it all worth it. Larissa’s boss and previous part-owner of Andrei’s Gymnastics, Anna Kravtsov, unfortunately lost her battle with cancer in 2017. Larissa will be dancing in her memory. 

Myrna Radin

Myrna is the friendly Restaurant Supervisor at Gold Po Loy Restaurant in the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. She has been serving the community in this position for 18 years. She was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Australia 25 years ago and she loves this land and the beautiful Eurobodalla.

Myrna is a Cancer Survivor. In July 2016 she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and consequently went through a very painful double mastectomy. After months of chemotherapy, she lost my hair but not my positive happy outlook on life. She braved all of the symptoms and treatment with her wonderful, supportive partner Tony by her side and was back to work after 6 months – determined to “Get back to Normal”. She has come out of this experience with a new outlook on life and a passion for giving back to my community.

Myrna knows that she can dance. She loves to dance and is really looking forward to performing in Dancing with the Stars of the Eurobodalla and all the training that goes with it.

She is putting her dignity, dance skills and learning in the hands of Sharyn Danhel and is looking forward to the hard work and giggles. Myrna wants to work hard to give everyone a truly great performance and dance alongside some other inspiring competitors – giving everyone a great night of entertainment.

Please join Myrna on this dance journey and help her by donating whatever you can – it all helps.

Jennifer Constance

Mum of two, Member for Bega and NSW Minister for Transport and Roads and Batemans Bay local for 27 years, Jennifer Constance works as showroom manager at Costal Décor. Jennifer is currently studying Surface Design with the International School of Colour and Design and hopes to one day open her own studio creating unique wallpaper and fabric designs.

Jennifer has always loved dancing and felt compelled this year to give it a go as it is a fun and positive way to give to such an important cause. Cancer is such an indiscriminate, heartbreaking disease and has touched almost everyone directly or indirectly in some way. Although we can never bring our loved ones back, we can still fight hard to ensure those who are affected by cancer are supported in the best possible means, and our wonderful researchers are given every opportunity to discover a cure. 

Claudia Ferguson

Claudia is a former Moruya High School student who has recently joined the team at the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner and Narooma News as a journalist. She is also involved with the Broulee Surfers Surf Live Saving Club and is a member of the Batemans Bay Seahawks Women’s Aussie Rules team.

“When I was working at Merimbula News Weekly last year I was asked to dance in the Bega Valley event and I said, ‘no way!’ When I was approached again this year, I thought I should give it a go because there aren’t many things that push me out of my comfort zone,” she said.

During her time as a journalist, Claudia has been touched by stories of families who have been affected by cancer and feels inspired to fundraise for the cause. Claudia hopes that her sporting abilities will help with her dancing skills and is determined this year to raise as much as she can.