The lasting legacy of Megan Harridge

With Christmas fast approaching it is a timely reminder  there are many families who have recently experienced unimaginable tragedy and loss in the lead up to Christmas, and it is not always “The happiest time of the year”…  Two such families are the Goleby and Harridge families.

Megan Harridge was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2020.  Histology post surgery however showed that the tumour was a rhabdomyosarcoma.

Megan passed away in October of 2022, as a result of this rare cancer.

Conversations between Megan & her family prior to her passing, revealed her wish to direct donations in lieu of flowers to sarcoma research in Australia.

We wish to announce the fund set up by parents Lois & Geoff with family, Josh, Lily & Ryan, along with husband Scott and family Jann, Steve, Emma and Rob (together with extended family) has raised $5000 with CRBF matching every dollar donated to reach $10,000

As per the family’s wishes this funding will go to the FAR-RMS rhabdomyosarcoma specific trial conducted by ANZSA, the national scientific body for sarcoma research in Australia/New Zealand.  Funds will be utilised to support the study by paying for samples to be studied in the laboratory for one or more of the following sites:

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Children’s’ Hospital Westmead
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Westmead Adults
John Hunter
Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick
Queensland Children’s Hospital

This fundraiser in Megan’s honour, will remain open indefinitely directing funds raised to the FAR-RMS study, with the first instalment of $10,000 to be paid prior to Christmas.

It is important to acknowledge the immense courage these families have shown in turning this personal tragedy into something which may save others from enduring the grief which drives this very special fund in Megan’s memory.

Should you wish to contribute please go to the link below :

Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation, crbf, CRBFNews

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