Memorial Golf Day To Aid Cancer Unit

The third annual Leon Treadwell Memorial charity golf day in aid of the Oncology (Cancer Care) Unit at the Toowoomba Hospital will be staged at the City Golf Club on Friday 3rd September.

Leon was an avid golfer at City, representing the club in representative Pennant competition, before his untimely death at the young age of 32 due to an extremely rare cancer disease to his appendix. A schoolboy friend from Leon’s Charleville days, Kris Currie, contacted Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Peter Rookas and so far the two memorial days have been a huge success, raising in excess of $10,000.

Kris said Leon was a great friend and he appreciated how well he was treated at the Oncology Unit at Toowoomba Hospital during his illness. “I wanted to do something to perpetuate Leon’s memory so what better than a golf day to help the cancer care unit, and especially at his favourite golf club”.

Hospital Foundation CEO Peter Rookas was easy to convince to help organise the day. ‘I played golf with Leon and know his wife Leah and their two lovely girls. And I knew our staff at the Toowoomba Hospital cared for Leon and remember him fondly so it was a natural to get involved with the day.’

The event will be a 4-a-side Ambrose with a shotgun start at 11.30am with the entry cost just $30 player ($120 a team) and there will be a host of great trophies on offer. The Leon Treadwell Memorial shield will be presented to the team with the best nett on the day.

Leah with daughters Emily (l) and Jade (r) and good friend Kris Currie who came up with the idea of the Memorial golf day....

(Leon’s widow, Leah and local identity Michael Betros (who lost his wife Jodie to cancer) found romance and love after both their tragic losses and have a little boy, LACHLAN JOEL BETROS  – The name Joel is derived from their two precious late spouses, Jodi and Leon)..

It is a great story and both Leon & Jodie were cared for at Toowoomba Hospital….)

For nominations and further information, contact Peter Rookas at 46166 166 or 0418  713 138.

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