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Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 2010



Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 2010

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Parliamentary Record 15


Debates for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012




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DEBATES - Thursday 21 October 2010 national Breast Cancer Foundation. There are so many aspects where it does its bit with the pink ribbons. The netballers did their bit; they have a special night that is all in pink, and the fun is around supporting breast cancer sufferers and survivors. There was a team of guys there, predominantly RAAF personnel, called The X Men. They go, day in, day out, for the entire games; I reckon they do it harder than any athlete because every day and into the night they go into the nightclubs, rattling their buckets, selling their merchandise, all for breast cancer. They are the true heroes of the games; I do not think there would be anyone who would say otherwise. In the end, The X Men raised $50 000-plus. They raised, at the Alice Springs Masters Games alone, $29 000; which is amazing. Earlier in the week, before the end of my tenpin bowling, I was wearing my Finke Desert Race shirts - my race team Team Ngingtaka shirts - and people started saying: We want one of those. Let us auction that off at the end of Friday night. So, Marion Burton did up a little thing, stuck it in the certificate holder, and it went to auction with my sweaty, week-old bowling shirt - it did have one wash in that week - with my signature on it. That shirt raised $510 at auction. Maree Harrison, a lovely lady, bought the shirt, but the owners of the Alice Pool and Spa Centre, Marion and Darren Burton, said: No, not good enough. We are going to chip in another $510 on top of that as a direct donation. So my sweaty, smelly shirt raised $1020 for the Breast Cancer Foundation. That nearly made me cry, that was amazing. Having too many friends and family, unfortunately, affected by breast cancer, that blew me away. Well done to everyone involved. Thank you to Maree Harrison for buying that shirt for such an amazing price. Thank you to everyone involved. It was truly the friendly games, the Masters Games 2010. Motion agreed to; the Assembly adjourned. 6552