Georgia's journal of hope

Last year, 27-year-old Georgia Nedkoff was diagnosed with aggressive stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and as a result, underwent nine months of intense cancer treatment.

During that time, Georgia documented her emotions and experiences in a journal, using it as a way to cope with the many challenges she was faced with following her diagnosis.

"I initially wrote it for myself so that I could reflect and grow from my experience but I thought perhaps sharing my story would mean that others could learn and take something away from it too," she said.

Georgia collated her journal entries into a book called Lessons Learnt: From a Less Than Ideal Situation and sold them alongside a number of donated artworks at an event to raise money for our support services, education programs and research.

"On my road to recovery, I witnessed first-hand the amazing assistance and support that Cancer Council WA provides to individuals, families and carers of those diagnosed with cancer.

"One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, so I wanted to do something to support Cancer Council WA on their mission to defeat this disease."

Collaborating with upcoming local Perth artists and event space at The Old Butcher Shop in Northbridge, Georgia's event was a huge success attended by some 80 people!

One hundred copies of Georgia's book and 12 original artworks were sold on the night, raising a total of $4,557.

Money raised by wonderful community fundraisers, like Georgia, will help us to continue to fund vital cancer research, run prevention programs within the community and provide support to West Australians affected by cancer.

If you're interested in fundraising for us visit our Do It For Cancer website or give our Fundraising Team a call on 1300 65 65 85.

All copies of Lessons Learnt: From a Less Than Ideal Situation are currently sold out but if you'd like to purchase one, please email pprigent@cancerwa.asn.au to register your interest.


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