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And so training begins for the 2020 Ride for Lily Alpine Epic. Watch the team of 21 riders put themselves through months of gruelling training to tackle the hills from Canberra to Melbourne....All to end childhood cancer. Read their stories and sponsor a rider here: https://liveforlily.org.au/ride-2020/. #rideforlily2020 ...

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, so Live for Lily is going gold for the month to honour all children and families who have been affected by, or who are going through hardship as a result of cancer. • We value everyone’s support in our mission to find a cure for childhood cancer, so if you would like to donate to our cause, please jump online at www.liveforlily.org.au. • We have some very exciting things coming up at Live for Lily, including the launch of our brand new website so stay tuned for this! As part of the new website launch, we will also be launching the 2020 Ride for Lily – Alpine Epic rider profiles, where you will be able to start donating towards your favourite rider as they start to prepare for next year’s EPIC challenge. • Registrations for the 2020 Ride for Lily have been extended for a very short time, so if you’re a keen cyclist and want to be part of a truly amazing experience, don’t wait any longer and register today at https://liveforlily.org.au/product/ride-for-lily-2020-registration/ #LiveforLily #GoingGold #ChildhoodCancerAwareness ...

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One week left to register! Join great people and help end childhood cancer whilst having an epic adventure! #rideforlily2020 Sign up now! https://liveforlily.org.au/product/ride-for-lily-2020-registration/ ...

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Two weeks left to register for the Ride for Lily Alpine Epic! Get in and register before August 31 and help us end childhood cancer. #rideforlily2020 https://liveforlily.org.au/product/ride-for-lily-2020-registration/ ...

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Join us for the Ride for Lily - Alpine Epic 2020 and let's ride our bikes to end childhood cancer together. #rideforlily2020 Only a few weeks left to register! Secure your spot for a fantastic ride and do your bit to help end childhood cancer. https://liveforlily.org.au/product/ride-for-lily-2020-registration/ ...

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of Lily’s passing. Lily taught everyone about life, love, friendship and family. She was incredibly courageous and faced her battle head on, always thinking of and putting others first and was a true inspiration to her family and those that were close to her. Lily will always be remembered. The Live for Lily Foundation will carry on Lily’s legacy and continue to do what we can to raise money and awareness into fighting childhood cancer so other brave little children like Lily have the best chance to beat their disease. #LiveforLily ...

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We are back online 😃 And so are registrations to both the inaugural 2019 Family Ride for Lily and the 2020 Ride for Lily - Alpine Epic, both proudly sponsored by @airport_toyota. • • Only a limited number of places are available for each event so if you want to help us in our mission to cure childhood cancer, jump online and sign up today! • • 🔹2019 Family Ride for Lily 🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️ https://liveforlily.org.au/product/family-ride-for-lily-2019-registration/ • • 🔹2020 Ride for Lily - Alpine Epic🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️ https://liveforlily.org.au/product/ride-for-lily-2020-registration/ • • #RideforLily2020 #FamilyRideforLily #LiveforLily • • 🙏Thank you to our supporting partners 🙏 @bradtealrealestate @frankdowlingrealestate @suntaxaustralia @ascotgroup @just_teatowels Joe Murray Advertising Print Design Australia @childrenscancerinstitute ...

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Live for Lily’s website has had to be taken down temporarily due to it being hacked overnight ☹️ • • But don’t worry, we will be back up and running in no time 😃 • • And when we are you can jump back online and sign up for the inaugural Family Ride for Lily taking place on the 17th of November. 30km of fun cycling with the family along the beautiful Lilydale - Warburton Rail Trail. • • Or if you think you have what it takes to conquer the Alpine Region of Victoria and want to really challenge yourself, the mighty 2020 Ride for Lily Alpine Epic from Canberra to Melbourne next year might be the one for you. • • Both events, proudly sponsored by @airport_toyota and raising money for childhood cancer research still have limited numbers of places available so be ready to hop to it when we are back online 👍🏻 • • #LiveforLily #FamilyRideforLily #RideforLily2020 #AlpineEpic ...

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Registrations for the Ride for Lily 2020 - Alpine Epic are now open!! Help us end childhood cancer by fundraising $5k and riding 1000 kms from Canberra to Melbourne through the beautiful alpine region of Victoria from 29 March to 4 April, 2020. If you're up for the distance and the hills, there's only 30 spots on this amazing ride, so sign up and start training and fundraising today! Details of the ride and full terms and conditions can be found here:https://liveforlily.org.au/…/ride-for-lily-2020-registrati…/ #RideforLily #Rideforlily2020 ...

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Registrations for the Inaugural 2019 Live for Lily Family Ride, proudly sponsored by @airport_toyota, has been delayed for one week and will now be open on Monday July 8th at www.liveforlily.org.au. . . Get your family ready for a fun day of cycling on the Warburton-Lilydale Rail Trail, Sunday 17th November to raise money for childhood cancer research and awareness. #LiveforLily #FamilyRide @bradtealrealestate @frankdowlingrealestate @suntaxaustralia ...

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......So that is a wrap! Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who helped us put the evening together. Thank you to Crown and Encore Technologies for putting together a fantastic venue once again. A very big thank you to @realjostanley for her professionalism as our MC on the night and for her continuing support hosting our Butterfly Ball each year. And thank you to everyone who attended or contributed in some way throughout our special evening, whether that be from participating in auctions, buying raffle tickets and treasure chest keys or simply just being there and having a great time. It means so much. We are now so thrilled now to announce that the final amount raised from this years Butterfly Ball was a massive $136,183.01. That is an amazing effort that will go directly to helping us in our quest to find a cure for childhood cancer. Thanks and until next year.......😀 #LiveforLily #ButterflyBall ...

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....We watched a very heart-warming video about Ellie’s journey which was very emotional. Following Michelle, the now famous and frenetic Live for Lily auction was conducted by Brad Teal and Tony Downward from @bradtealrealestate and Andrew Johnston from @nelsonalexanderrealestate. And it didn’t disappoint, with almost $60,000 being raised from the items sold. This included a whopping $27,000 for the renowned Chef Riccardo Momesso dinner experience (another record!!) - an absolutely fantastic result. That brings the total raised by Riccardo’s dining experience auction item in the last four years to over $88,000! Thank you Riccardo for all the support you have given the Foundation, and thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s auction, including our auctioneers for their energy and professionalism. The treasure chest was in full swing by this stage with people trying their luck to unlock the chest to get their hands on the $10,000 prize money. This year it took only about 30 keys to find a winner, with Clint Pollerd being the lucky man. He had made a gentleman’s agreement with his friend Russell Evans, that they would split the prize with each other, should either of them win. Being a true gentleman he stuck to the agreement and shared his winnings with Russell. A great story, and no doubt a night they will never forget! DJ David had the dance floor pumping with his tunes leading up to the drawing of the Golden Raffle. At 9:30pm, Aaron and Pasquale drew out the winner of the Toyota Yaris and Tom Auld walked away with the keys to his brand-new Toyota Yaris. Well done Tom and well done to all our other raffle winners on the night. Then it was time to really let the hair down with Matt Hetherington and his band returning back on stage for an unforgettable live performance that had everyone begging for more. The dance floor was as packed as it’s ever been and everyone had a blast. Thank you, Matt, and to your fabulous band for your amazing performance....... ...

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...Next up, Aaron introduced Pasquale Scaturchio, General Manager of Airport Toyota, who had the privilege of introducing the Foundation’s newest fundraising adventure, the Live for Lily Family Ride. The family ride will take place on Nov 17 this year along the Warburton - Lilydale Rail Trail. Entry will be limited to just 30 families so get in quick to register. Registrations will open on July 1st so stay tuned for more information on how you can enter and take part, and help us raise vital funds for childhood cancer research. After an absolutely delightful dinner, Michelle Haber returned to the stage and spoke specifically about the impact Zero Childhood Cancer is having on families and children who find themselves at the end of the road when it comes to treatment of their cancer – many, many children just like Lily. In the last 60 years, survival rates for childhood cancer have improved dramatically – going from almost every child dying, to one where around 80% are surviving. Whilst this is fantastic progress, there is still more to do. Live for Lily is extremely proud to be supporting the Zero Childhood Cancer program - a highly collaborative program which involves scientists from 21 leading Australian and international research organisations working together. A 3-year national clinical trial opened 20 months ago at all 8 of Australia’s children’s hospitals, meaning that every child with aggressive cancer can access this ground-breaking program, wherever they happen to live. Already, over 200 children have been enrolled in the trial. These are children with a less than 30% chance of survival, many of whom have already relapsed from their disease, and for whom the prognosis is very, very grim. Positively, the results of the trial so far show that a personalised treatment plan has been recommended for almost 75% of participating children, in a turnaround time of just 9 weeks, providing hope to families and children for the first time, when before there was none. Michelle spoke of a little girl called Ellie and how Zero program has changed her life for the good and given her and her family hope of a cancer free future.......... ...

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2019 Live for Lily Butterfly Ball proudly sponsored by @airport_toyota - Wrap Up Well what a night. Another unbelievable Butterfly Ball has come and gone in the blink of an eye. The night really is a blur with so much activity happening from start to finish, with new friends being made, and old friends and family catching up. With a record number of 700 people attending this year, along with the incredible entertainment put on by the Matt Hetherington band, we can now officially say this was our biggest and best Butterfly Ball yet! 🥳 The night kicked off with Matt Hetherington performing a solo performance of Coldplay’s Fix You, followed by a stunning duet of Shallow, with vocalist Sarah Tonner, which gave the guests goose bumps and just a little teaser of what was to come later in the evening. We then heard from the Live for Lily Foundation’s co-founder Aaron Hester who delivered a beautiful speech which included an insight into who Lily was as a person and a daughter. With so many new people attending the Butterfly Ball each year, Aaron’s honesty and willingness to share with everyone details about what a beautiful little girl Lily was, made for an extremely powerful and moving moment. Aaron then asked Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of the @childrenscancerinstitute to the stage and presented her with a cheque for $500,000, bringing the total raised by Live for Lily to over a million dollars in just 3 short years 😲. This is something everyone involved with the Foundation is so proud of but most importantly, we are so grateful for the support of everyone out there who has helped contribute to this fund-raising milestone along the way. Aaron spoke about the 2019 Ride for Lily and acknowledged the fantastic contribution of all 28 riders, most of whom were in attendance on the night. He then went on launch the 2020 Great Alpine Epic Ride for Lily which will take place from 29th March to the 4th April next year. Another 1,000km over 7 days adventure through the Alpine region of New South Wales and Victoria which is going to be an amazing experience for those taking part. Will you be joining us next year? Stay tuned for registration details.... ...

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$1,000,000 has now been donated to the @childrenscancerinstitute in 3 years. . . . Thank you to everyone who is on this journey with us to find a cure for #childhoodcancer . . Full wrap up from what was an extraordinary 2019 Butterfly Ball last night to come so stay tuned. . . #LiveforLily #ButterflyBall @airport_toyota @bradtealrealestate @nelsonalexanderrealestate @realjostanley ...

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Toot Toot 🚘 Who is going to drive away with the Toyota Yaris tomorrow night in our Golden Raffle? We can’t wait to see who the lucky winner will be!! It is on its way to Crown to be won so if you are attending make sure you get your tickets throughout the night. There are ONLY 1000 available on the night 🎫 so get in quick. Other fantastic prizes include an amazing climate controlled 38 bottle wine fridge from our friends at Fisher & Paykel, a 3 day getaway to South Stradbroke Island and a fantastic dinner experience courtesy of @pierfarm Resturant in Williamstown. #GoldenRaffle #LiveforLily #Butterflyball @airport_toyota @childrenscancerinstitute ...

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2019 @airport_toyota Live for Lily Butterfly Ball - SILENT AUCTION is now LIVE! The switch has been flicked....and we are underway! The silent auction for this year's Butterfly Ball is now live for everyone to register, view items and place bids! With over 100 amazing items on offer, there is sure to be something for everyone again this year. Holidays, experiences, gifts, vouchers, wine, sporting memorabilia and fashion accessories and much more are all on offer. We really want to thank all the individuals, families and businesses who have donated auction items for this year's Butterfly Ball. Your generosity is so valuable and your contribution of such an amazing selection of auction prizes will help us raise a significant amount of money for childhood cancer research. Our goal again is to raise $200,000 from this year’s Butterfly Ball. This money that will go directly towards helping find a cure for #childhoodcancer, through the Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program at the @childrenscancerinstitute , so we hope that everyone jumps on board and supports us. We are once again using the Galabid online auction system which is really easy to use. To view the auction items please go to www.galabid.com/butterflyball. To register for the silent auction, please follow the instructions attached. You can register online, with your smart phone or via SMS. Once registered you can start bidding on your favourite items!! The silent auction will run right up until 10pm Saturday evening. The auction items 4,5,6,& 7 will form part of our live auction conducted by @nelsonalexanderrealestate and @bradtealrealestate on the night of the ball. All other items are available to all our supporters, whether you are lucky enough to be attending the Butterfly Ball or not. Please spread the word so that your friends and family can also take part in the fun! Good luck and let the bidding commence!! #LiveforLily #ButterflyBall ...

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Live for Lily Butterfly Ball Suit and Tuxedo Hire @davidmarcs are once again on board supporting the Butterfly Ball this year, offering up a 15% discount on suit and tuxedo hire for our gentleman guests, and on top of this, will donate a further 15% from suit and tuxedo hire proceeds to the Foundation . . . So guys if you want to look sharp on the night, get on down to see Mark and his team in Puckle Street Moonee Ponds to get suited up in style . . . Thank you once again to Mark and all the team for your continued support of the Foundation. #ButterflyBall #LiveforLily ...

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#SoldOut 😀 . . #ButterflyBall . . #LiveforLily 🦋 ...

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🦋Butterfly Ball - Individual Tickets NOW AVAILABLE 🦋 . . With the 2019 Butterfly Ball almost SOLD OUT, we are pleased to announce that we have opened up the event to individual ticket sales. . . There are ONLY 40 individual tickets available 😲. These can be purchased separately, up to a maximum of 10. Tickets are $230 each. . . Individual ticket holders will be allocated to a table of ten on the evening by the event organising committee. Where two or more tickets are purchased together, we will do our utmost to ensure that these are seated at the same table, but please be aware that due to table number restrictions and capacity this cannot always be guaranteed. . . Tickets can be purchased using the link below or at www.liveforlily.org.au. . . We appreciate that there are a lot of individuals, couples and smaller groups of people who have expressed interest in attending but cannot fill a whole table, so this is your opportunity to jump in and snap up one of the last remaining seats to what is going to be an amazing evening. . . #LiveforLily #ButterflyBall #CureChildhoodCancer ...

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🦋 Butterfly Ball - UPDATE 🦋 . . There are now only a handful of tables remaining to the 2019 Butterfly Ball. The event is almost sold out with what will be our largest ever attendance! . . Table sales will close this Friday 3rd May so if you are still considering coming along to what will be our BIGGEST and BEST Butterfly Ball, organise a bunch of family and friends and jump online at www.liveforlily.org.au to secure your table today! #LiveforLily #ButterflyBall ...

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🦋 Butterfly Ball UPDATE 🦋 There are now only less than 10 tables available to the 2019 Butterfly Ball with the event almost Sold Out! . . If you are thinking of attending what promises to be our biggest Butterfly Ball to date raising much needed funds for research into childhood cancer, we encourage you to jump online and secure your place to avoid disappointment. . Entertainment on the night will be provided by the @mattyheth Band so the dance floor is sure to be rockin’. And once again the event will be MC’d by the fabulous @realjostanley . To purchase goto www.liveforlily.org.au. #LiveforLily #ButterflyBall @childrenscancerinstitute @airport_toyota ...

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Tables to the 2019 @airport_toyota Live for Lily Butterfly Ball are NOW ON SALE. Visit www.liveforlily.org.au to purchase. Gather your friends and family for what promises to be an amazing event. $2,300 for a table of 10 including an amazing 3 course meal, entertainment from the Matt Hetherington Band and a night of fantastic fundraising for #childhoodcancer research. #Butterflyball ...

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The team have done it!! Mt. Wellington has been accomplished and the Tour of Tassie has been completed! Stay tuned for a final wrap up of Day 7. We have some partying and celebrations to do first!! 🎉 #LiveforLily #RideforLily ...

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This is Matthew and Rebecca and their beautiful family Alexander, Piper and Tabitha. Matthew is riding the Tour of Tassie with his family’s support in memory of their son Vaughan who lost his battle with leukaemia when he was 3 years old. Matt has been committed to training for over 6 months and is far out of his comfort zone wearing Lycra! As Rebecca said, the grind of slogging up the hills of Tassie reminds her of the daily grind of treatment for her baby boy, and that’s what we are here for. To end childhood cancer. One hard hill at a time. Read Matt’s story and donate here: https://liveforlily.org.au/what-we-do/ride-for-lily-2019-tour-of-tassie/ #rideforlily2019 ...

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🦋 The Sianne Hester Inspiration Award - Proudly sponsored by @bradtealrealestate The Live for Lily Foundation would like to congratulate Ben McHarg on being awarded the inaugural Sianne Hester Inspiration Award. The special pink jersey is awarded to the rider who has gone over and above for the Foundation and raised the most money that year in the Ride for Lily. It represents that rider’s commitment to raise as much money as possible for childhood cancer research. Sianne was an inspiration to us all with her tenacity and doggedness in the face of adversity, and in leaving no stone unturned to find a cure for Childhood cancer. Ben’s ability to bring onboard a whole new bunch of Live for Lily supporters and raise an astonishing $44,367 (and still counting!!) this year is an absolutely phenomenal effort. Well done Ben. We hope you wear the Pink Jersey with pride. #RideforLily #TourofTassie #PinkJersey ...

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Thank you to our friends at Kennards Hire for providing trailers for the Tour of Tassie. The big adventure is about to begin! #rideforlily2019 ...

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Listen to Aaron talk to Neil Mitchell on #3AW this morning about the Live for Lily Foundation, the upcoming 2019 @airport_toyota #RideforLily - #TourofTassie (which kicks off in 4 days time!!) and how we are doing all we can to raise money and awareness into the fight against #childhoodcancer. Thank you Neil Mitchell and 3AW for your support in getting our message out there. Please help us by sharing this link to your networks far and wide. https://omny.fm/shows/mornings-with-neil-mitchell/neil-mitchell-speaks-with-aaron-hester-about-the-l #LiveforLily To donate to go https://liveforlily.org.au/what-we-do/ride-for-lily-2019-tour-of-tassie/ ...

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A giant sized thank you to @airport_toyota for the very generous support of cars for the Tour of Tassie! Thanks to the team for getting behind Live for Lily again, the ride wouldn’t happen without you! Just a few days to go now!! You can still donate throughout the ride at https://liveforlily.org.au/what-we-do/ride-for-lily-2019-tour-of-tassie/ #rideforlily2019 ...

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The 2019 @airport_toyota #RideforLily #TourofTassie has now raised over $200,000 to go towards research into finding a cure for childhood cancer. Thank you to everyone who has donated towards a rider in this years event. With only four days to go until we kick off from Launceston there’s still time to donate. Go to https://liveforlily.org.au/what-we-do/ride-for-lily-2019-tour-of-tassie/ and sponsor a rider today 🙏 ...

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With just over a week to go till the Tour of Tassie, the riders are smashing out the training and also smashing through fundraising records!! Currently sitting at $175,000, thanks to everyone who has donated to help us hit the largest amount raised to date! Let’s get behind the team and see how much more we can raise to end childhood cancer! https://liveforlily.org.au/what-we-do/ride-for-lily-2019-tour-of-tassie/ #rideforlily2019 ...

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🦋 2019 @airport_toyota Butterfly Ball 🦋 When: Saturday 15th June, 2019 Time: 6pm til 12:30am Where: Palladium at Crown Price: $2,300 for a Table of 10 inclusive of a delicious 3 course meal and beverages. Tables go ON SALE from midnight Monday April 15th from www.liveforlily.org.au Tables are strictly limited so don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this unforgettable evening and support research into #childhoodcancer. @childrenscancerinstitute #LiveforLily #ButterflyBall ...

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day and recognise the efforts of those who paved the way ahead of us, let’s celebrate the growing gang of women Riding for Lily. This year we have 4 women taking to the hills of Tassie in just 4 weeks! It is great to see the number of women taking part growing each year. Support these women and the whole team here: https://liveforlily.org.au/what-we-do/ride-for-lily-2019-tour-of-tassie/ ...

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