Uniting to finish work of late family

In line with ovarian cancer awareness month, a group of Kapunda locals will team together to help finish the work of family members passed with a formal event at the Kapunda Trotting Track on February 25.

Kapunda’s Megan McWaters, Annette Davidson and Candy Zivic will hold the event later this month, with the night set to hold even more emotion.

Mrs Davidson lost her sister to the disease late last year, and admitted it has been hard.

“She was going very well, then in and things went downhill in the last six weeks and she passed away at the end of November,” she said.

“It was pretty hard, because she wanted to keep going, but the disease had taken over too much, very much similar to Candy’s Mum, Ali.

“It’s been a pretty hard time, and then losing Ali as well, her body just couldn’t cope any longer.

“She tried to fight it as hard as she could, but when it takes over, it doesn’t matter how hard you try.”

Mrs Zivic’s mother Ali had passed away earlier this year on her birthday, after she rapidly went downhill post-Christmas.

“Mum passed away on her birthday, she was about 15 months from the day she was diagnosed,” she said.

“She was told that the chemo wasn’t working, and told we had to wait and keep her comfortable.

“Couple of weeks over Christmas she was alright, and then she just went downhill.

“I don’t think she wanted us to be sad on two days.”

Ali had come up with the idea for the event, and has left it in possession of all three of the organisers to run.

However, Mrs Davidson said that the losses have pushed them on.

It makes us even more determined to make this fundraiser even more successful, and help other people, so that things can improve and research can be done. - Annette Davidson.

“It makes us even more determined to make this fundraiser even more successful, and help other people, so that things can improve and research can be done,” she said.

The ladies have had a number of items donated to them from businesses around the region, including people from Clare, Adelaide and even Queensland, with their silent and live auction for raising funds.

Ovarian Cancer Australia ambassador Tracy Collins will be in attendance to say a few works at the beginning of the night.

Tickets are available online and are selling fast at www.eventopia.co by searching Kapunda, where a cocktail evening will be held, as well as performances from Rave on and 2015 X-Factor runner up Louise Adams.

The event costs $50, with the night starting at 7pm, with alcohol available, with the aim to be around 300 people.

DANCING ON: Organisers Megan McWaters, Annette Davidson, the late Alison Schell and daughter Candy Zivic launching the event last year.

DANCING ON: Organisers Megan McWaters, Annette Davidson, the late Alison Schell and daughter Candy Zivic launching the event last year.

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