Fundraiser helps fight cancer
ROBYN Lockley is hoping her best dressed win in the Integria Support Footy Colours Day might not be the only win for her beloved St George Dragons this season.
She wore her St George jersey and was even more confident of an NRL premiership victory after the elimination of her danger team Canberra last the weekend.
Integria staff member Laurel Simonelli organised a traditional footy lunch of pies and soft drinks for the fundraising event at which half of the 50 to 60 staff dressed up in footy colours.
A total of $244 was raised for the fight against cancer.
Barb Doran has no doubt her team Melbourne Storm will return with vengeance next year while Peter Purbrick wore a Wigan rugby league jersey despite his footy teams being the Broncos and Lions in the NRL and AFL.
“I lost a sister in law to cancer this year so am very happy to support the day. Fundraising has to be done continually for cancer,” he said.
Debbie Cronin wore a Sunshine Coast Sirens women’s rugby league jersey and a bandage on a head wound emulating what really happened in a club game.
Felicity Bourke was wearing the Wallabies jersey of her son Mitchell.
A rugby fan, she and her husband Michael attended World Cups in Wales in 1999 and Australia in 2003 and are considering a family trip to New Zealand next year for the 2011 cup.
Amanda O’Halloran said the day got the staff at Integria into the footy mood in the run up to finals.
Integria director of research Professor Kerry Bone said the company manufactured many natural products used by cancer patients to support them when undergoing conventional treatments.
“I would like more emphasis on herbs and nutrients in cancer research,” Prof Bone said.