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Major strides taken in bid to find cure

Friday, 20th June, 2014

Mia Lawrence (back, second from left) and her family. Mia Lawrence (back, second from left) and her family.

The Lawrence family of Nine Mile Station held a walk of the recent long weekend for Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month.

The family did it for their nephew and cousin, Hamish Neville, as well as other local families.

They also raised funds for the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia, a non profit organisation that provides support for families and promotes research to find a cure for NF.

Mia Lawrence said the day was a terrific success.

“We had a really great walk on the long weekend. We have raised approximately $6500 - $3500 on the day,” she said.

“We had over 200 people come out for the morning and we had glorious weather.  

“People came at their leisure and had a look at the garage sale and then enjoyed a nice walk, either along the road or in the creek.

“Most stayed for a sausage, soup or cake in the creek.”

Mia said her nephew Hamish and his family came from Parkes for the occasion. 

“We also had two other families with children with NF that came for the morning. We were really overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity and support. 

“We would like to thank all the local businesses and clubs that donated.”

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