Support for Liza continues
THE Cannavo family has been left overwhelmed by the community's support, with the Stanthorpe and District Cricket Association donating $500 towards Liza Cannavo's Lyme disease treatment.
The club held its annual Super-8s Day fundraiser on Saturday, January 28 and Cricket Association president Luke Brady said they were more than happy to donate to the cause.
"Without the community we wouldn't have cricket and normally if we have a successful year, we try to give something back to the community,” he said.
"When we heard Liza's story, we thought it was the ideal opportunity to give back to someone in need.”
Mrs Cannavo said she couldn't believe the support the community was giving her during her time of need.
"The fundraising dinner we had... I just want to sincerely thank all the businesses who donated products, services, holidays, all sorts of things for our multi-draw... it was just above and beyond what our expectations were,” she said.
Mrs Cannavo said she was glad she could use her illness to help raise awareness for Lyme disease in Australia.
Venessa Cannavo, who has been organising the fundraising with Carmel Butler, Emma Lofaro and Kerry Denniss, said they couldn't thank everyone enough for the support.
"It's been overwhelming from everyone, especially the other night (at the fundraising dinner),” she said.
Ms Cannavo said they had raised about $7000 with the Cricket Association's donation, which was a great help.
"It just gets that little bit extra towards that goal and it just takes that little bit extra stress off of Mario and Liza to find money to go overseas to get treatment,” she said.
Those who still wish to donate can via Liza's GoFundMe, Liza's Lyme Treatment.
Another raffle has also been organised, with tickets selling until Friday, March 31.
The prize is for a week's holiday in a two-bedroom unit at Marcoola Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and are available from Maddie's Gift Gallery, Blue Topaz Caravan Park and Repco All Service, Severnlea (Grasso's).
All money raised helps Mrs Cannavo receive further treatment overseas.