In 1999, event manager Carolyn Dodds was given the devastating news that her son, Mitchell, had cancer.
Living in the hospital for weeks on end, Carolyn recognised a need to improve hospital resources and eliminate some of the stresses confronted by families affected by childhood cancer.
Inspired by the courage of those around her and the dedication of the staff at the cancer unit, Carolyn applied her expertise to organise a ball to raise money for the cancer unit at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, where her son was being treated.
The success of that event led to Carolyn establishing a charity dedicated to raising funds for the children's cancer unit at Westmead. Today, Carolyn is CEO of this fast growing charity and Mitchell - the inspiration behind the charity - is now fighting fit!