Councillor dusts off her dance shoes to help sick

Rachelle Harika, Denise Daynes, Maria Calarco, Antonio Solari....Photo Daniela Gedz 17/6/19

CELEBRITIES and community leaders, including Canterbury Bankstown Councillor Rachelle Harika, will step out of their comfort zones, learn a dance routine, and perform it live in front of an audience of more than 400, all while raising funds for a cancer free future, in the Stars of Sydney Southwest challenge in August.

Ms Harika says she is excited to take part in the challenge: “I am happy to give back to the community by raising much needed funds for a great cause.
“I hold this event very close to my heart as I have experienced relatives and friends who have fought this disease.
“No donation is too big or too small, together as a community we can make a difference. Any support given is much appreciated.”
Participants are set to begin their training in the coming months and are busy working towards reaching their fundraising targets.
There is an award for the top fundraising Star as well as best dance routine on the night, along with the audience favourite.

Rachelle Harika and dance partner Antonio Solari….Photo Daniela Gedz 17/6/19

Cancer Council’s Denise Daynes says she is looking forward to seeing what this year’s line-up of Stars have in store after last year’s inaugural event raised an amazing $120,000 for local Cancer Council initiatives.
“Funds raised help support Cancer Council’s life-saving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and local support programs,” Ms Daynes said.
With tickets $130 a person or $1,200 for a table of 10, Stars of Sydney Southwest Gala Night will be held on Saturday, August 10, at the Holiday Inn, Warwick Farm.
To donate, find Ms Harika’s link at