The following post was written by Rebecca Sparrow, republished on charityspam with her blessings…
Meet Emma. She’s my babysitter.
She’s 22. Loves a laugh. Loves to travel. And last year was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma.
Stage 4 melanoma is terminal.
Rather than sit at home all day watching Dr Phil and eating Milo out of the tin (which is possibly what I’d do), Emma’s decided to start writing about her experiences and fundraise for the Melanoma Institute of Australia. This is because Emma is a rolled-gold legend.
Now this is where you all come in.
On Sunday 8th June, Emma is officially launching her brand spanking new blog ‘Dear Melanoma’ and she’ll be joined by me and a few of Brisbane’s favourite writers and radio stars – The Sunday Mail’s Frances Whiting (that’s me and Fran together in that photo on the left), radio host and B Magazine columnist Emily-Jade O’Keeffe, 97.3FM’s Robin Bailey and Pearls of Willsdom blogger Sarah Wills. Together we plan to offer Emma some unsolicited advice about writing online and being in the public eye. And just for kicks we’ll share some of our best ever hate mail.
There’ll be a scrumptious morning tea before the festivities kick off … so join us for the morning as we celebrate Emma’s blog and help raise funds for the Melanoma Institute.
Now hands up who’s coming?
Official Launch of ‘Dear Melanoma’
Where: The Auditorium, St Aidan’s School, 11 Ruthven St, Corinda
When: 10am- midday, Sunday 8th June 2014
Tickets: $45 per person includes a scrumptious morning tea
To Book: To reserve your place, email the number of tickets you want and the names of your guests to Bec@rebeccasparrow.com, then do a direct deposit to the following bank account: BSB: 124028 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 22171470
ACCOUNT NAME: Emma Kate betts Supporting Melanoma Institute Australia
Rebecca Sparrow is a weekly columnist at Mamamia.com.au.
Her first novel, The Girl Most Likely (2003), is in development to become a feature film. Her second, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay (2006), debuted as a stage play in 2007. Her most recent book, Find Your Feet (The 8 things I Wish I’d Known Before I Left High School), is the companion guide to the bestselling Find Your Tribe (2009). Rebecca is an ambassador for Givit.org.au and The Pyjama Foundation.