Family Fun Day hopes to raise much needed funds for local mum battling cancer

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to head along to Family Fun Day in Nerang this Saturday to help raise much needed funds for local family struggling with a shock cancer diagnosis.

Mum of two Kellie Grasso, 40, was diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in August after months of feeling unwell and rundown.

Multiple Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that not only affects healthy blood cells, it also weakens bones, damages kidneys and increases risk of infection.


Following her diagnosis, Kellie has quit her job as a cook at Essence Early Learning so she can receive dialysis treatments every second day at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

With her family now surviving on only her husband Santo’s income, they have been forced to sell some of their possessions to get by including her son’s trail bikes and their campervan.

With not much left to sell, Kellie’s friends have come together to organise a fundraiser in her honour, in the hope of raising much needed funds to ease some of the financial pressure the family is facing.

The Family Fun Day is set to take place at Bischoff Pioneer Park in Nerang this Saturday from 9am, with a sausage sizzle, face painting, jumping castle and lots of games on offer for the kids to enjoy.

All Gold Coasters are welcome to attend. For more information on the event, visit:


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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