Mildura Weekly : Friday November 29 2013 Vol 8 No 5
Mildura Weekly – 29/11/13 19 www.milduraphonebook.com.au • From Page 12 Mildura’s Linda Primarano was one of the organisers, along with prime movers Jo Brinsmead and Mark O’Donnell and others. Linda describes Kerrie as one of the nicest, most giving people she has ever met...”the lifeblood of the community,” raising three teenage boys, working full-time as a kindergarten director (the first non-teaching kinder direc- tor in Victoria), going on school boards, and helping behind the scenes with Imperials Football- Netball Club and Mildura West Cricket Club. The sports people from these clubs, and many others, made sure the ‘Colour Me Purple’ fund- raiser was a success, with one of the highlights being a surprise visit by Kerrie’s oncologist at Cabrini, Dr Ian Haines. The veteran surgeon was in- terviewed for the special Four Corners report, introduced by veteran newsman Kerry O’Brien, and at one stage had to choke back tears as he spoke with Ker- rie and one of her sons, Nathan, about the life-threatening condi- tion. Kerrie makes no secret of her admiration for her doctor, an on- cologist for more than 30 years, and who often puts in 12-hour days. “Specialists like Ian are not supposed to get too close to their patients, but I’ve taught him how to hug,” Kerrie said. “He laugh- ingly tells me he’s been relegated to No 2 in the Haines house- hold...when he gets home from work, his wife apparently asks... ’and how’s Kerrie today?’” Kerrie is determined to fight the disease that is trying to take over her body. She started the first of the Abraxane sessions yesterday, and if the course of treatment means jetting back and forth every week between Mildu- ra and Melbourne, then so be it. Her aim is to be well enough to continue her love of garden- ing, sporting interests, going to the movies, having the occasion- al glass of red wine...taking her boys, aged 18, 17 and 15, with her on her dream holiday to Alas- ka and Canada at the earliest op- portunity next year...and sharing many more holidays with them in the years to come. People are still welcome to donate to the Kerrie Hill appeal, either by contacting Jo Brinsmead on 0418 362 150, or by calling the Cabrini Foundation on 03 9508 1382. And if anyone missed the Four Corners story, ‘Buying Time,’ with reporter Wendy Carlisle, they can access it by Googling Four Corners – Kerrie Hill, and following the links. • FOOTNOTE; An estimat- ed 120,000 people are diag- nosed with cancer every year in Australia. Of these, around 33,000 will die from the dis- ease. This is despite a total of 91 PBS drugs being used to treat various cancers, at a cost of $1.2billion a year. Alaska, here she comes... • HELPING HAND: Mildura Weekly advertising manager Brendan Payne hands over the proceeds of our Spring Betting Carnival guest tipster series, almost $300, to co-organiser of the ‘Colour Me Purple’ fund-raiser Linda Primarano. The Mildura Weekly added $200 to take the donation to $500. Playing with plenty of spirit MEMBERS of the Mildura Brass Band will be playing with plenty of spirit during the coming weeks...Christmas spirit! A ‘run’ of engagements for the festive season starts on Sunday, when the band will be provid- ing some of the entertainment planned for the Red Cliffs Country Market. That evening they will ‘suit up’ again, this time for the annual Irymple Christmas Carols sing-a -long at Henshilwood Oval from 5.30pm. The following Friday, December 6, the band will supply the music for Merbein’s Carols by Candlelight at Kenny Park from 6pm. The week after that, members will play at the band’s own annual Christmas celebration, and on the Saturday morning, December 14, they will be in the Langtree Mall from 10am, join- ing the Sunraysia Community Choir for more Christmas music and song. And, the following Saturday afternoon, De- cember 21, the band will perform at the Mildura Arts Centre from 4pm, this time in concert with the Mildura District Orchestra. With so many ‘play-outs’ planned, these performances are, the band reckons, the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in joining the band, or their parents, to ask a member about the band, and its music. Members are always happy to talk to people before, or after, they play. Pool Party A COMMUNITY pool party will be held at the Irymple Pool today, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Included will be pool games and live mu- sic, with entry costing $3 for adults, and $2 concession. 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