Cecilia Ali Leukemia Foundation (CALF)

Wearing orange on September 24

This is to raise awareness on leukaemia – a type of blood cancer. 

The inaugural orange day is the initiative of the Cecilia Ali Leukaemia Foundation (CALF).

CALF has had a few sponsors on board to see to the worthy course.

"It's something we believe in, the values and especially that the funds are going towards raising awareness on blood cancers and helping people living with leukaemia," said Andrew Rumawery from SMEC.

CEO and co-founder of CALF, Christina Cragnolini, says at least 600 people are expected to show up.

Handen’s team have adventure to a new level

They have been on the roll since and increasing their group as well.

The climb last year was to raise funds and awareness on Leukaemia in PNG. Proceeds were forwarded to the Cecilia Ali Leukaemia Foundation (CALF).

Since then, team leader Mary Handen says the group has had a weekend trip to Tufi in December.

Also in their plan are trekking Kokoda in August, Seeing Benua in September and attending the Kenu Festival in Alotau in November.

Grandson helps woman step up to higher calling

It was in fact her grandson who put her on this path in the very beginning.

Mary had approached the Cecilia Ali Leukemia Foundation to climb Mt Wilhelm with 11 other women, to raise funds and awareness of the foundation and Leukaemia in PNG.

She was particularly passionate about this because she had lost her 12-year-old grandson Jedrick Moale to Leukaemia in April 30, 2014.