By Monique Kuzeff
Heads will soon be raised in support of one of Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group’s biggest annual fund-raising events – Skydive Day!
BOCAG already has 44 people committed to the big leap, which will happen on 4 and 5 March.
The group is still welcoming anyone interested in joining in on the day.
Each jump costs $500 with $100 of it going directly to BOCAG.
Last year the not-for-profit organisation raised $3000 through the fund-raiser, with community personalities such as the Wodonga mayor Anna Speedie and Pip from 105.7 Triple M taking the leap.
BOCAG president Heather Watts also participated, overcoming her fears through her determination to support the cause and she said she would “do it again”.
“It’s wonderful when you are up there and floating, you can see all around and hear everybody singing out to you,” Ms Watts said.
“It’s really peaceful and really surreal when you first get out of the plane.”
This year many community personalities such as Matt from 105.7 Triple M, Wodonga councillor Danny Lowe, and William Bonnici from Bonnici and Associates First National Real Estate will be participating in the fund-raiser.
Ms Watts said the group will donate the proceeds to the Border Oncology Unit at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre to help fund ovarian cancer trials and research in the local area.
Anyone interested in tossing their boss, daring their mate, or jumping themselves can register via email with your name, address, email and phone number to BOCAG via firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Heather on 0401 008 310.