The very first Walking on Sunshine Raceday to raise money for melanoma research was an outstanding success with more than 300 people attending the event in The Birdcage at Eagle Farm Racecourse.
Special guests included WOS ambassadors singer Pete Murray, poet Rupert McCall and radio identity Loretta Ryan along with Channel 7 presenter Jillian Whiting.
During the day, a brand new Mazda thanks to Aspley’s Grand Prix mazda was given away to a lucky ticket holder.
Anne Stanton, the founder and chairman of Walking on Sunshine is the driving force behind the foundation’s important work. Anne is a melanoma survivor, first diagnosed with the disease in 1987 aged just 27.
While she continues to live with melanoma, Anne’s incredible strength and determination has helped the Walking on Sunshine Foundation raise $300 000 since its inception.
Anne is grateful to all WOS supporters. For more information on how you can help raise money and awareness for melanoma research just go to the website!
On the birth of her two grandsons, Ruth Greening experienced an awakening in her life and entering Gen GP (Generation Grandparent) she was given the moniker Nanny Babe as her ‘grandmother’ title. She found things had changed since her child rearing days, and an adjustment to new parenting concepts was required. Hence the birth of the Nanny Babe blog from a baby boomers perspective.
Ruth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Philosophy, completing this degree while working as a hairdresser and supporting her two children as a single mother. Ruth has worked in the corporate world for approximately thirty years and has recently retired to address her artistic passions.
She is experienced in senior management positions, marketing, modelling, commercials, film, community radio and writing.
Nanny Babe is active with her hobbies—fitness, writing, blogging, jewellery, crafts, singing, dancing, memoirs, mentoring and now faces diversity and self-discovery on her recent ‘retirement’ path. Connect with Nanny Babe on her blog – hit the link above!