HUGELY GRATEFUL: Liza Cannavo with her family.
HUGELY GRATEFUL: Liza Cannavo with her family. contributed

Fundraiser to help Liza get treatment overseas

A FUNDRAISING night at Dalveen will help to send a Granite Belt woman suffering from Lyme Disease for treatment overseas.

Liza Cannavo, 46, was formally diagnosed with disease, which is transmitted by ticks but is not yet recognised in Australia, in America and a NATA-approved German lab.

Her sister-in-law Venessa Cannavo is among those close to her who have been organising the fundraiser for the mother-of-five.

The fundraiser will be held at Dalveen Hall on Saturday, February 11 , from 6.30pm.

It will include a raffle, live music from local talents and a multi-draw.

Ms Cannavo said she hoped the event would be successful in helping her sister-in-law, whose treatment would cost an estimated $10,000 per round.

Liza Cannavo before her treatment in Malaysia last year.
Liza Cannavo before her treatment in Malaysia last year. contributed

"It's just to fundraise more for her Lyme treatment,” she said.

"I think we're going to try to do two lots of multi-draws.

"It's just really good to get together and try and raise some money for Liza.”

She said Liza's next round of treatment was set to take place in Cypress in June this year.

They ran a raffle over Christmas, and are also running another which will be drawn on March 31.

The prize is a week's accommodation at Marcoola Beach on the Sunshine Coast.

Tickets are $2 each or three for $5.

Liza and her family wish to thank Venessa Cannavo and close friends for rallying behind them in the hope to gain support and awareness for the overlooked disease.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at Maddie's Gift Gallery on Maryland St, at Blue Topaz Caravan Park and Repco Authorised Car Service.

DETAILS

  • WHAT: Fundraiser for Liza Cannavo's treatment
  • WHERE: Dalveen Hall
  • WHEN: 6.30pm Saturday, February 11
  • TICKETS: Adults $35, families $80, primary students $5, high school students $10
  • Tickets are available at Maddie's Gift Gallery, Maryland St Stanthorpe
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