Fundraiser to get young dad Rome Torti treatment for brain cancer

GOLD Coasters are set to come together tonight to help send a local photographer to Europe for treatment for brain cancer.

At just 26, Rome Torti was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour and given just a few months to live. But he has since become a father and recently celebrated his 32nd birthday.

Rome is determined to get to Germany for revolutionary treatment.


Rome, who is also a writer for SLAM magazine and part of the local skate community, has recently been in hospital after contracting pneumonia.

Tonight, his family, friends and supporters will gather at the Sharkbar Miami Tavern for a fundraising night to help get Rome on his way to Germany.

Mick Fanning has donated a surfboard for tonight's raffle. Image: Facebook

Mick Fanning has donated a surfboard for tonight’s raffle.
Image: Facebook

There’ll be live music, raffles and an auction including surfboards donated by world champion surfers Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson, a therapeutic massage pack and Rome Torti signature Decks and Shirts.

For more inspiring details of Rome’s fight, head to his website, or check out his Facebook page.