On the 6th of May 2016 Blake William Neal was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of 10 months old. A Rhabdomyosarcoma measuring 9 x 12cm was found in his abdomen.
Blake is currently undergoing a 42 week treatment plan which includes chemotherapy, surgery and radiation at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He is kicking cancers butt and doing it with a fighting smile on his little face!
On Sunday the 11th of September, a walkathon was conducted  to raise funds to support Blake and his parents Kylie and Chris Neal with the ever growing medical costs .

Over 150 community members attended thanks to the hard work of Sarah Hurley and her team and the marketing on  facebook .
The days was fine and sunny and the Rotary BBQ which used Cr William Owen-Jones Div. 2 BBQ trailer made the event even better.  The day raised $5117.00 - $500 of which was donated by our Club on behalf of the Nucrush Good Neighbour Program.
Members Des Lacy, Tony Line  and Jane Padden worked the BBQ selling over 400 sausages some of which were kindly donated by Crime Stoppers Northern Gold Coast.  Members Cr William Owen-Jones and Mark Boothman MP  attended to participate in the walk.  Mark decided not to walk when he found out that it was a 4 k minimum !! HA HA!

The timing for the walk was perfect with September being childhood cancer awareness month.  Everyone turned up in the colour gold/yellow and with the blue marquee it looked like a Rotary event.   What a great day and a great result.  Thank you members for your support and a big thank you to the Nucrush Good Neighbour program for the donation.  Your ongoing support was highlighted in the presentation speech by member Des Lacy.