Stars Of Eurobodalla Goes Virtual For 2020
The annual Cancer Council NSW dancing event, STARS of Eurobodalla, will go ahead with a twist this year: The STARS and their dance partners’ performances will be live-streamed direct to Facebook, in a new move to protect the community from COVID-19.
The well-loved event is due to take place on 7 November 2020 and, as with many public events during the global pandemic, will go virtual allowing the community to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
Sari Boschiero, Community Relations Coordinator at Cancer Council NSW said: “We are really excited to launch this all-new, online STARS of Eurobodalla event for 2020. Despite our hope that the event could go ahead as planned, we have been monitoring the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW and, especially considering recent events in Victoria, believe the safest and most responsible option is to go virtual.
“We’re so excited to bring the community together as they watch our seven STARS and their dance teachers through Facebook, they are already hard at work practicing for their performances. You’ll still be able to donate to your favourite STARS in the lead up to the event and live as the event is happening, we’ll also have an e-raffle to help raise funds to support people impacted by cancer in the Eurobodalla Shire.”
Events like STARS of Eurobodalla help Cancer Council NSW continue to provide people impacted by cancer in the local community with access to practical support services, including Transport to Treatment. Last year, the Eurobodalla Shire Transport to Treatment service completed 357 trips helping cancer patients get to their life-saving treatment.
To watch the STARS of Eurobodalla event live on Facebook on 7 November, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StarsOfEurobodalla. To donate to your favourite STAR visit https://stars.cancercouncil.com.au/event/stars-of-eurobodalla/.
The 2020 Stars of Eurobodalla are:
· Megan Goucher - Real Estate Agent at My Agent
· Mick Weyman – General Manager at Camerons H Hardware
· Sarah O'Riley - Facilitator at South Coast Community Kitchen
· ‘Mouse’ Melinda Macauley - School Learning Support Officer / OOSH Supervisor at Sunshine Bay Primary School / ESC Batemans Bay OOSH
· Kailey Parr - Student Nurse and Employee at Club Catalina
· Mathew Hatcher - Co-Founder at Guerrilla Roasters
· Alison Miers – Principal at Bay Breeze Boutique Accommodation
About Cancer Council
Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer. Every day, we support families affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer. With your help, we’re getting closer to a cancer free future every minute, every hour, every day.
For information relating to cancer and COVID-19, please visit the Cancer Council NSW website: www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/covid-19/