Fundraising legends 85-year-old Lorna and Pyreanean Mountain Dog Aragorn (age 10) put up their paws.
Pyreanean Mountain Dog, Aragorn, has been pawraising for Kids with Cancer Foundation together with his owner Lorna since 2014, starting when he was just a pup. This dynamic duo have raised over $1,700 for Kids with Cancer Foundation through pats and pawsomeness. With Aragorn now 10 years old, and Lorna 85, the team have put up their paws after almost a decade of helping raise awareness and funds to help support the near 800 children diagnosed with cancer in Australia each year – one pat at a time.
For nearly a decade, Aragorn and Lorna have been regular fundraisers along the NSW mid-coast, at bustling markets, local businesses and just strolling the streets. Aragorn’s fluffy fur and soulful eyes capture the attention of kind souls passing by, and as a registered fundraiser for Kids with Cancer Foundation, every pat comes with the opportunity to contribute to few dollars to help support kids with cancer and their families through donating to a charity that provides direct financial assistance, Care Packs, Wigs 4 Kids, funds children’s hospitals and oncology clinicians and more.
But while Aragorn has put up his paws, this four-legged champion-fundraiser and his owner Lorna know that others will rise in their place to continue the important work of fundraising for Kids with Cancer Foundation. Lorna McDonough-Brown and Aragorn attended their last market in late August 2023 on the NSW mid North Coast in Forster. But while Aragorn has put up his paws, this four-legged champion-fundraiser and Lorna know that others will rise in their place to continue the important work of fundraising for Kids with Cancer Foundation.
For 25-years, Kids with Cancer Foundation has been making today easier for kids with cancer and their families through providing direct financial support to families, Care Packs, Wigs4Kids, plus funding critical hospital salaries and infrastructure, cancer research and more – having provided over $30 million in funding nationwide through its programs.
For more information on Kids with Cancer Foundation, or to donate, visit www.kidswithcancer.org.au