The Telethon Adventurers are a group of people who care so much about finding a cure for childhood cancer they are willing to climb mountains, jump out of planes, swim with sharks and even walk under water to raise a staggering $1,800,864 in under a year for the Telethon Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital.
L-R: My hubby Basil, me, Emily and Rick Parish at the Terrace Hotel Opening
When I received an e-mail yesterday afternoon asking me if I would say a few words about being a Telethon Adventurers Ambassador at the annual achievement night I was terrified.
I’m really scared of public speaking, so to be asked to talk in front of doctors, researchers, Telethon Adventurers and a host of other special guests made me feel sick to the stomach.
Then I thought to myself, if people are willing to conquer their fears for such a worthy cause by doing really crazy things like swim with sharks and climb mountains, I can overcome my fear of public speaking.
With the encouragement of my ever supportive husband, and fellow ambassador Aurelio Costarella – I spoke very briefly in front of a crowd of people for an incredibly important cause. The fight against childhood cancer.
My heartfelt thanks to Rick and Emily Parish for inviting me to be a Telethon Adventurers Ambassador. They have turned the tragic loss of their beautiful little boy Elliot just last year into doing everything they can to prevent other families from experiencing their own loss to childhood cancer. I am truly in awe of what they have achieved with setting up the Telethon Adventurers.
Elliot Parish : Image
Because we can all do something to make a difference.
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When was the last time you did something you were terrified of?
What cause are you passionate about?