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  • GC2018 Doing it For the Kids at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital


    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) mascot, Borobi, will visit the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) this Friday to participate in a mini-Commonwealth Games.

    The event promises to bring plenty of smiles to the faces of a number of patients and aspiring GC2018 athletes as they try their hand at Commonwealth Games sports including Hockey, Squash and Basketball.

    The Games is being hosted by Juiced TV – the TV show made by the kids in hospital, for the kids in hospital - in conjunction with the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the LCCH School. Hospital patients Alex, Clare and Lewis (details below) will host the mini-Commonwealth Games episode which will air later this year.

    Borobi and six aspiring GC2018 athletes (Skye Nicolson, boxer; Brendan Hall OAM, swimmer; Lakeisha Patterson OAM, swimmer; Liam Neyland, wrestling; Donna Urquhart, squash; Rachael Grinham, squash) will share the dream with patients as they all take part in a range of fun activities.

    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman, Peter Beattie AC will be available for interviews and photo/vision opportunities.

    What: GC2018 mini-Commonwealth Games
    When: From 9.00am – 11.30am - Friday 14 July
    Vision: Overlay opportunities from 9am, Interview opportunities at 9.30am
    Where: Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital - 501 Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD (The event will be held on ‘The Green’, opposite the main entrance of the LCCH on Raymond Terrace.)

    About the children

    Lewis Bishop: When Lewis was 10 years old he sustained a serious injury after being struck by a motor of the boat. Lewis was transported from an island off Papua New Guinea, where the family were living at the time, to Queensland, for emergency surgery. The damage to Lewis’ leg was so severe it required the amputation of his lower right leg. Lewis, now 12, has a prosthetic leg but he doesn’t let that hold him back – he can walk, run, swim and ride his bike.

    Alex Cannon: Six-year-old Alex from Brisbane was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in February this year. Almost 5 months on, Alex still has good and bad days, but overall he is embracing his ‘Super Hero journey’.

    Clare Monk: 12-year-old Clare from Brisbane has severe allergies, eczema and asthma, which she manages with medication and a strict skin care routine involving baths in salt, bleach and oil, followed by applications of steroid cream and moisturiser. Clare is a vivacious girl with a big bubbly personality and loves sports, camping and cheerleading.

    For more information, please contact: 

    Cobey Moore: +61 447 109 772
    Communication and Media Lead
    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC)

    Lauren Hurlstone: +61 409 417 194
    Senior Media and Communications Officer
    Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Services

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