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Melbourne Cup Breakfast

Join us for our Melbourne Cup Breakfast where we give back to our local charities

Last year we raised a staggering $40,000 for Penrith Community Kitchen Inc. and this year we are pleased to announce we have chosen to support another wonderful charity… The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia.

Jenni Elliot (an employee of Nepean Business Network Member – Greencross Coreen Avenue Vets) shared with us the story of her daughter Libby and her ongoing battle with Neurofibromatosis (NF).

“In June 2015, our world was turned completely upside down… There is a lot to be said for parental instincts, when you know something is just not right. At worst, we suspected our daughter Elizabeth had a lazy eye… We could never have predicted the anguish and torment we were about to face or how a diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) could break our hearts and change the course of our lives forever.”

Since her diagnosis 4 years ago, Libby has already had to endure sinus, spinal and brain surgery.

This Melbourne Cup Day, Nepean Business Network needs your help to share Libby’s story with as many people as possible, to raise awareness and to raise much needed funds for CTF.

Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Time: 7:30-9:30am
Place: Café 2773, 19 Ross Street, Glenbrook
Cost: $50 per person

Every dollar makes a difference in helping to #conquernf

More About The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia

Neurofibromatosis is a group of three conditions in which tumours grow in the nervous system, a genetic condition that affects as many as 1 in every 2,500 people in Australia. NF affects the development of systems and tissues within the body. Including the cardiovascular system, bones, skin, brain, eyes, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract and hormonal system.

The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation receiving no government funding or assistance.

They provide care and support to those impacted by Neurofibromatosis, three genetic conditions known as NF (NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis). Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a set of complex genetic disorders that affects almost every organ system, causing tumours to grow on nerves in the brain and throughout the body.

CTF raise funds for research and support programs, provide information to families and friends, educators and health professionals, and assist those impacted to find help and friendship within the NF community.
Libby is just one child living in Penrith whose family is fighting to find a cure.

Raising Funds for The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia.

No matter how big or small we are seeking prize donations that can be auctioned or raffled the morning of the breakfast to enable us to raise as much money as possible for CTF. We are also looking for sponsors for the event, so if your business is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact us to arrange.

We would love if you would join us for a fantastic social and business networking event, whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause.

You can purchase your tickets to the event, or make a donation using the link below: