Fund-raising on the Golf Course 

by Laurie Kazan-Allen



The Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia (ADSA) held a competition this week to raise money for medical research of asbestos-related lung cancers. The tournament took place on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club and attracted the participation of a number of teams from the Perth area.


ADSA Team with Professor Creaney (middle).


Winning Team of 2012 ADSA Golfing Tournament.

Last year's inaugural golfing day succeeded in raising $24,000 which was donated to Professor Anna Nowak. This year's event raised a grand total of $30,000 which has been donated to Professor Jenette Creaney, a leading researcher based in Western Australia.


Presentation of Cheque by the ADSA to Professor J. Creaney (3rd from left).

Earlier this year, the ADSA inaugurated an annual walk for Wittenoom Children when a score of intrepid fund-raisers set off to cover the 600 kilometres between Kalgoorlie and Perth. As a result of their efforts, thousands of dollars were raised for medical research.1 The Society remains an active and inspirational group which provides care and support for victims while at the same time pushing forward innovative projects and lobbying efforts on their behalf. Well done to all the golfers who took part and the ADSA staff who facilitated the latest event!

October 16, 2012


1 Kazan-Allen L. Walk for Wittenoom Children – Summary. May 2012.



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