Rotarians are known to help others, they do what ever they can to assist, its the nature of Rotarians.
Recently, two of our members, Marina Mikulic, and Past President Aneek Mollah, having no prior experience, nor ever thrown a punch before, decided to don leather gloves, and jump in the boxing ring, to raise funds for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Just as well they did, because the event raised $67,000 vital dollars for cancer research. The event is the brain child of Mark Scarce from Camden Hire, and Grant Butterfield from Mardens Law Group. Camden Rotary was there to help and assist with fund raising and running of the evening & of course supplying two of the boxers 🙂
The event, known as the Corporate Clash at the Cube was held at Campbelltown Catholic Club on 4th July, was organised by Camden Hire & Marsden’s Law Group, together with Camden Rotary Club. One of the main organisers, Mark Scarce from Camden Hire, is the son of a prominent Camden Rotarian Mike Scarce, when asked why, Mark said “I am fighting to raise funds for two excellent charities. My thought has been for a group of business men to fight for charity and help those who are really fighting a much harder battle than what we will tonight”. Mark managed to get 16 prominent local business men & women and two Camden Rotarians! The event was a total sell out within weeks of announcement, and was attended by 580 locals.
All of the “fighters” underwent 10x weeks of training to hone in their boxing skills at the Grange Old School Boxing. Stepping outside their comfort zones and over coming fear, our Rotarians and local business men and women gave hope to millions, to one day live in a world free of cancer. Marsdens Law Group partner, and event co organiser, Mark Butterfield said ” I am fighting in memory of a mentor and dear friend, Gordon Ingram, who this month died from brain cancer”.
Support from the Macarthur Community has been overwhelming. The event would not have been a success without such support, and the support of these local business men and women:
1) Anthony Redward – Grange Old School Boxing, 2) Alison James from Marsdens Law Group, 3) Rob Doorey – C91.3 4) Aneek Mollah – Blooms The Chemist 5) Paul Collins – The Oaks Pub, 6) Aaran Johnson – Marsdens Law Group 7) Marina Mikulic – Symphony’s on Argyle 8) Stephanie Turner – Marsdens Law Group 9) Daniel Logue – Fairmont Homes 10) Lincoln Mclaren – MRE Real Estate 11) Ang Paparo – Paparo Group 12) Daniel Albertiri – Darley Group 13) Paul Hope – MWM wealth Management 14) Anthony Vitocco – D.Vitocco Constructions 15) Greg Hall – G&S services 16) Mark Scarce – Camden Hire 17) Luke Leonie – Bar Enz 18) Grant Butterfield – Marsdens Law Group
When asked why? Rotarian Aneek Mollah said “I have been blessed with no illness, but known & seen many suffer from cancer, I wanted to give hope to others, and fight on behalf of and for those who cannot”. Rotarian Marina Mikulic said “I am fighting tonight as this is something totally out of my comfort zone. I always put my hand up when it is for a good cause”. Mark has already been inundated with expressions of interest & local support for next year’s event!