NOBLE CAUSE: Nicole Carty, Maroochy North Shore Lions' entrant in the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest, with Lion Gary Craven.
NOBLE CAUSE: Nicole Carty, Maroochy North Shore Lions' entrant in the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest, with Lion Gary Craven. contributed

Young Lion joins quest to improve research

MAROOCHY North Shore Lions Club is sponsoring one of its members, Nicole Carty, as an entrant in the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest 2016-2017.

This quest is open to all women over the age of 18 and is run over 12 months to raise funds for medical research and make improved health services available not only for Australians but also others throughout the world.

The most notable recipient is Professor Ian Fraser and his team who discovered the Gardisil vaccine for cervical cancer.

He received seed funding from the Lions Medical Research Foundation.

Nicole, 27, has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2002 and graduated from Mountain Creek State High School in 2006.

She said that as a caring person, she had been motivated to become an entrant because medical researchwas something that affected everybody.

She said fund-raising and event planning were interests of hers so the quest was a wonderful opportunity for her own personal development.

With the aid of Maroochy North Shore Lions and the local community Nicole's goal is to raise $10,000 between now and the end of March through market stalls, Tupperware parties and progressive dinners.

If you would like to make a donation, a gofundme account, "Nic's Quest for a Cure” has been set up.


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