Proudly supporting The Kids’ Cancer Project
On 4 October 2017, the de Kort family from Sydney’s Northern Beaches received the devastating news that their beautiful daughter ALANA had Ewings sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer.
Alana bravely fought through so much treatment and pain, but devastatingly lost her battle 10 months later on 28 July 2018. She was only 14 years old.
At Alana’s Celebration of Life, her friends and family wrote messages of love that were put into a pretty little blue bottle. Her family threw the bottle into the ocean off Long Reef Headland NSW, one of Alana’s favourite places.
Almost twelve months later, exactly one year after being told by doctors that there was nothing more they could do for Alana, and four days before the first anniversary of her passing, her family received a call from a family in Agnes Water QLD to say that they had found Alana’s message-in-a-bottle. They found it covered in barnacles but completely intact. The middle name of the lady who found the bottle is Alana!!
Now her family and friends, together with their new friends in Agnes Water, are determined to help fund medical research to find better treatment options and a cure for all childhood cancers, so that other kids have a better chance of survival.
They are also determined to keep Alana’s memory alive ….. and that’s how their Blue Bottle fundraising effort has come about!!
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity that funds scientific research projects to help kids with many types of cancer. They believe science is the solution to finding more effective treatments for childhood cancers so that other kids will have a better chance of survival, and so does the de Kort family.
Please read more about Blue Bottle at www.bluebottle.org.au.