Brenda came to A Cappella West to attend a vocal course in February 2011. A couple of weeks into the course her brain cancer returned and she had to undergo immediate surgery. Brenda loved the singing and came back to join ACW in March 2011.
Brenda has recently been advised by her doctors that the ongoing treatment has not been successful. Brenda’s best chance for survival is to commence treatment not yet available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme) which will cost her and her family $25,000 starting as soon as possible. If the treatment is successful, the drug company, Roche, will pick up the cost of the medication, but Brenda must pay for the first 3 months herself.
At ACW we consider ourselves part of Brenda’s family and as such, we are keen to help in raising the funds needed for this treatment.
Thankyou to all who supported the Celebrate Life Benefit Concert for Brenda on Saturday night, 10th September 2011. The final total raised was $14070. Raising over half of what Brenda needs for her treatment is awesome!!
Our sincere thanks again to our performers, Fremantle Town Hall, Community Newspapers, our families & friends, our donors & sponsors, and the wider community. Without you all, we could not have achieved this fabulous result.
As of November 2011, the treatment has proven successful and her costs have been picked up by the drug company!
Kind regards, Bec Mutton & Annette Connolly