You’ve probably heard her name and seen colourful rainbows surrounding her beautiful, delicate face, but what you may not know about Chloe Saxby is she’s the relative of one of your industry friends, Nicole Laurie, who’s working tirelessly to cure the young fighter of a rare, terminal brain disease.
The Virgin Australian employee’s eight-year-old niece is one of only 170 people worldwide to be diagnosed with Vanishing White Matter Disease, an autosomal recessive neurological disease, which targets the brain’s myelin, causing the sufferer’s nervous system to subside.
For Chloe, who was three at the time of diagnosis, this meant losing her ability to run around and dance like any other toddler.
Unfortunately, there’s no current cure for the disease as it’s too rare for the government to provide any financial assistance despite the availability of promising research that could stop the condition in its tracks.
In order to get work for the cure off the ground, the Saxby family needs around $2.6 million, which is where industry friends have played a big role through donations and by joining the Rainbow Challenge to spread word of Chloe’s situation.
Since launching the fundraiser in February 2016, they’ve raised some $600,000 and still have a way to go.
In order to drive more donations the family is running a new fundraising raffle, whereby you buy a ticket and go in the running to WIN one of several holiday prizes.
First prize is an eight night trip to Fiji valued at $13,340 whereby the winner and a plus one fly Business Class to Nadi and enjoy three nights accommodation at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, two nights at Castaway Island Fiji and three nights Southern Yasawa Island Fiji Cruise onboard Captain Cook Cruises.
Second prize is a five-night Maldives Holiday worth $12,700, which includes an overnight suite at Club Med Kani and a $2,000 travel voucher, or there’s two return Economy Class tickets to Honolulu from Sydney or Brisbane up for grabs from Hawaiian Airlines.
Other prizes available include a Hewlett Packard Intel Notebook valued at $600 or a $500 JB HiFi Gift Voucher.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here and are worth $10 each, five tickets for $50 (plus one bonus ticket), 10 tickets for $100 (plus two bonus tickets) and 20 tickets for $200 (plus five bonus tickets).
Can you picture yourself flying Business Class to Fiji?
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