The 2019 Cancer Council NSW’s Stars of the Central Coast fundraising campaign wrapped up on May 3 with over $120,000 raised to support local cancer patients and their families.
Stars of the Central Coast is an initiative of the Central Coast Branch of Cancer Council NSW that sees locals paired with a professional dancer to raise money to support various programs and organisations that assist the Central Coast Branch in supporting the region’s cancer affected community.
Stars of the Central Coast has been running for the past five years with the 2019 event marking the sixth installment and it has seen more than 50 local stars take to the stage and raised over $614,000 prior to 2019.
For the first time, this year’s campaign was opened to teams of two, with nine pairs of Coasties taking up the challenge and breaking out their best dance moves in a mega concert five months in the making at Gosford’s Laycock St Theatre.
This year’s stars were: Blake Zibara and Jake Abboud; Cameron Grentell and Brock Molan; Cassie Grentell and Karen Ferreira; Dr Aspara Windsor and Kathy Flecther; Kane and Eve Hennessy; Melinda McCrone and Tamma Dune; Ryan Hudson and Eva Hartzell; Tara Chui and Kelly McCabe; and, Tuggerah Lake’s Police District’s Senior Constable, Kurt Webber, and Senior Constable, Racquel Hassett.
Cancer Council NSW Central Coast Branch Community Relations Coordinator, Jaynie Moloney, said Stars of the Central Coast 2019 had it all.
“What a night, laughter, tears and amazing routines.
“Thank you to our stars, dance instructors, sponsors, event supporters and volunteers, to the theatre staff, our hosts, the judges, our amazing band and everybody who supported this event.
“We raised $123,350 to support local cancer patients and their families.
“What an incredible community,” Moloney said.
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Jaynie Moloney, Cancer Council NSW, Central Coast Branch