Five amazing Northern Beaches businesses have partnered with local charity Dreams2Live4 this Mothers’ Day to assist to grant wishes for those living with cancer.
Based in Belrose, Dreams2Live4 makes dreams come true for adults across Australia who are living with advanced cancer. It works with over 180 hospitals, including The San, Northern Beaches and Royal North Shore Hospitals. The charity was founded by Annie Robertson who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 when she was pregnant with her son.
Annie understood how important it is to have something to look forward to and to create precious memories, which is why she founded Dreams2Live4. Sadly, Annie passed away in 2009 and the charity is now run by her sister Louise.
“At Dreams2Live4, we are inspired everyday by the stories of our Dreamers. Stories that make you laugh and cry, stories that inspire and change you forever. When cancer strips patients of any sense of control, a dream can change everything,” says Louise Mahoney, CEO and Dream Maker.
Living with metastatic cancer can be an overwhelming and gruelling battle. Dreams2Live4 empowers these people to dream and find purpose again. It is the only charity of its type in Australia.
Dreamers range from 17 years old, come from all walks of life and have all types of cancer. Many just want to escape endless medical procedures and to start ticking off their bucket list. Others want to start spend precious time with their family – like Amy (main image), a mum of four, who dreams of travelling up the coast in a campervan this July, or Jo (pictured below) who took her three kids to The Big Banana Fun Park “so they could be kids again after what’s been a very tough time.’’
This Mother’s Day, Dreams2Live4 have partnered with five Northern Beaches businesses to create a range of beautiful gifts that will help make dreams come true for mums with advanced cancer. White House Flowers, Avalon Wax, Alana Maria Jewellery, Mandala Living and Seadrift non-alcoholic Distillery are all donating a percentage of the sales from the specially created gifts to the charity. It’s a great way to spoil mum and help to bring joy, laughter and happiness to others.
Browse their range of beautiful Mother’s Day gifts at https://dreams2live4.org.au/shop/ and choose a gift for your Mum that will change the life of another.
To apply for a dream or to find out more visit www.dreams2live4.org.au