THE 2018 Elders Annual South Gippsland Charity Golf Day at the Leongatha Golf Club on Friday, July 27 will support a local family affected by leukaemia.
Noah Belvedere, 10, from Korumburra, loves his sport and especially loves playing football, cricket and basketball.
Noah, his parents Rob and Deb, and three siblings Evan, 8, Flynn, 5, and Emily, 5, received devastating news last month that Noah has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, an aggressive cancer of the blood cells.
He commenced treatment at Monash Children’s Hospital immediately, which consists of chemotherapy injected intravenously and into is spinal cord, and blood transfusions to increase his blood cells which deplete from his condition and the treatments.
The treatments continue for a minimum of three years to beat this insidious disease.
Noah cannot attend school during this phase of treatment due to the risk of infection, as he virtually has no immune system, so any infections can be life threatening.
Noah wants nothing more than to beat his leukaemia and return to his normal life and get back to enjoying his sport.
The annual Elders event is always popular according to Tracey Gollop from Elders Korumburra.
“Each year we have had a full field, so please be quick to book in and make your team payment.
“For those not wanting a hit or for those just wanting to come along and support, we have limited seats available at $30 a ticket to be a part of the barbecue lunch, presentation and raffles/auction.”
Those requiring a golf cart are asked to make their own bookings through the golf club directly.
“This year we are going with a footy theme, so make sure you wear your team’s colours to be in the running to win some of the great prizes on offer for best dressed!
“We are also looking for sponsors, so if you would be generous enough to donate money or prizes for the raffles/auction, please contact us.
“Last year we raised a massive amount of $16,655.94 and over the past six years of running this event we have raised $72,058.98.
“We look forward to great success again this year and to providing help and support to a local South Gippsland family, during this difficult time.”
For more details contact Elders Korumburra on 5658 1894 or Leongatha 5662 3523.