For 41 year old Bree, losing her dad to prostate cancer was the most devastating moment of her life.
The decorated war hero and accomplished catamaran pilot fought off the disease for nearly two decades, before succumbing to its spread.
Bree says he will always be missed.
“Everyone who knew dad would speak of his unwavering positivity and optimism even when fighting such a terrible disease.
“Even when, in January this year, he was told he had months to live, he was still making plans to go to Bathurst in October. His next goal was to meet his next grandchild. He was more optimistic than all of us put together.”
His passing left the family in grief, but more determined than ever to make a difference by giving hope to others.
“I'm going dry again this July to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Last year I did it for my dad. This year I am doing it in his memory, and to help other men and their families when they need it most,” Bree said
“Dad lived life to the fullest, and I’m determined to do the same for him.”
This year, we’re remembering Col as we celebrate Bree’s campaign. He passed away at home on 20 April 2020, and will always be remembered by Bree, her loving mum Pamela, Bree’s four siblings, and eight beautiful grandchildren.
To make a donation and support Bree’s efforts before the end of the month please head to her Dry July profile page . Every dollar that is raised will go to the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse program that supports men across Australia affected prostate cancer.