Create daughter’s legacy

☐ Marino and Sue-Ellan Vasilou with their children Emmanuela, Strato and Alegra (front).

Alegra’s family still fundraising to help find a cure

CHILDHOOD brain cancer is a disease that has grasped the hearts of many in the community.
To help make a difference, Canterbury League Club has donated $3,000 to the Little Legs Foundation which helps raise money and awareness for childhood brain cancer.
The Little Legs Foundation was formed when Sue-Ellan Vasilou lost her daughter, Alegra, to brain cancer.
Sue-Ellan wanted the foundation to be a reminder to her siblings of the vibrant life Alegra had while helping to raise money for the disease.
Alegra was diagnosed with brain cancer just days before Christmas in 2016 and had her first initial tumour removed by world renowned brain surgeon Charlie Teo.
After the tumor was removed, she had six weeks of radiotherapy.
During treatment, she had just started kindergarten at PLC in Croydon and she never missed a day.
Alegra continued to swim, dance and attend gymnastic classes. And never let the disease define her and continued to live a vibrant life like any other kindergarten student. In just under 10 months, the incurable disease took her life.
“We were so touched by little Alegra’s story, that we knew we had to do something,” Canterbury League Chairman George Coorey said.
Sue-Ellan said: “We are excited to announce that at our very first major event, The Little Legs Foundation Charity Gala Ball in March, raised an incredible $483,563.00, all of which will be donated to The Charlie Teo Foundation to fund brain cancer research and help find a cure.
“Alegra will move mountains, not in the capacity we had dreamed of, however she will continue to shine bright.”
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