Tuesday 26 August 2008


ONE of Australia's most successful fund-raisers for cancer research is offering the chance to win a $9000 holiday on Queensland's fabled Lizard Island, and to help further cancer research at the same time.

The Justin O'Connor Foundation that's raised over $750,000 for Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital Cancer Research Unit – and tens of thousands to assist with the care of country-based cancer patients – has just 500 tickets at $100 each in its raffle that carries a prize of 5-nights for two on Lizard Island.

It includes all meals, premium alcoholic and soft drinks, a $2000 Travel Voucher to go towards getting there, and such island activities as use of motorised dinghies, snorkelling, tennis, nature walks and gourmet picnic hampers.

The prize will be drawn on October 18 at the annual Justin O'Connor Cancer Research Masquerade Ball at Harden in NSW on October 18 and is valid for travel within the next twelve months.

Tickets can be bought through  or Lyne at St Vincent's Hospital on (01) 9295 8376.

(The late Justin O'Connor, a Harden pastoralist and father of eight, died of bowel cancer in 1999 and the Foundation established by his family to assist with cancer research.

Previous prizes have included Mediterranean cruises with the luxury SeaDream Yacht Club, Atlantic Crossings on QM2, cars, works of art and a Fijian holiday.)

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