Bribie island local raising funds for the National Breast Cancer FoundationAugust 1st, 2016
Breast cancer survivor Peta Newcombe has broken the rules of the Dometic Follow the Sun competition to include a runner up category that will see the Bribie Island local travel around Australia for the road trip of a lifetime to raise funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
With an application that could not go unrewarded, Peta Newcombe and her husband Kirk are the exception to the rule and have been announced as the first ever Dometic Follow the Sun runner-ups. The couple will receive a four-week expenses paid trip down the east coast of Australia while fundraising for NBCF.
Peta was so excited when she heard the news she couldn’t believe it.
“Winning the one month trip is absolutely incredible. I can’t believe how lucky we have been,” Peta said.
“I have just been through breast cancer, so being able to spend one-on-one time travelling with my husband while partnering with the NBCF is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity.
“Before you go through something like breast cancer it is easy to think this is another fundraiser, but this is my fundraiser forever. This is a really big deal for me and I am excited to make a difference.”
Peta and her husband Kirk will begin their journey at the start of August in Cairns, making stops in Central Queensland before completing their journey at the Gold Coast in early September.
Dometic Head of Marketing Justine Schuller was so touched by the Peta’s story that she was compelled to include additional winners in the 2016 Follow the Sun campaign.
“This year we had to break the rules. It was impossible to choose only three Dometic Ambassadors from the overwhelming amount of incredible stories we heard from everyday Australians,” Ms Schuller said.
“Peta has been dealt extremely tough cards but has managed to keep such a positive outlook on life after spending the past year battling breast cancer.
“We could not be happier to be sending Peta and Kirk on this trip of a lifetime and we know they will make a difference to the lives of Australians impacted by breast cancer.”
Peta and her husband will set off on their 4-week adventure at the start of August and will be holding ‘Follow the Sun – Happy Hours’ at predetermined stops along the way. They will be taking in the beautiful sights across Australia’s east coast, regularly posting updates, blogs and Happy Hour locations at www.dometicfollowthesun.com.au.