Mela: MD and Me fundraising Dinner
The Canberra community recently rallied to behind Carmel Pachi (Mela) to help raise funds to provide assistance including full-time carers, medical expenses, equipment and future accommodation costs. Mela is 45 years old and was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy at age 26. Her sister Angela was 29 when given the same diagnosis. Mela lives at home with her primary carergivers, her parents who are in their 80s, with the fundraiser to help ease the burden on her parents and provide Mela with peace of mind. The Mela:MD and Me fundraising dinner was held at the Hellenic Club Woden on Friday 24th October 2014. The evening had silent auctions, raffles and lucky door prizes. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Moonlight Sway and a guest appearance by comedian Joe Avati.
Carmela Pachi Mela fundraising dinnerHellenic Club WodenJoe AvatiMoonlight Sway