The Telethon Adventurers are a group of people dedicated to finding the cause and ultimately the cure for childhood cancer; they raise money by conducting adventurous, arduous and sometimes dangerous activities all over the world.

Lisa is a proud ambassador of the Telethon Adventurers. When Lisa first met Emily Parish it was like they had been friends forever. The Parish’s story is one of heartbreak, determination and inspiration. Their beautiful son Elliot was diagnosed with medullablastoma, the most common form of brain tumour found in children at just 2 years old. Elliot Parish touched the hearts of West Australians as he bravely fought and eventually lost his battle with cancer in February 2011.

Lisa has hosted many events for the Telethon Adventurers including the inaugural Spring Soiree in 2011 and the Global Symposium on Childhood Brain Tumours held in April of 2013. Unlike fellow adventurer George Houvadis Lisa has not yet climbed a mountain in Italy but one day for such a worthy and heartfelt cause she believes she will.

You can read more about the Telethon Adventurers and their quest to cure brain cancer in children here.

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Lisa as MC of the Telethon Adventurers Global Symposium on Childhood Brain Tumours with founders Rick and Emily Parish, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Peter Wilson and ambassadors Aurelio Costarella, Amy Zempilas and Phil Brittan



Atticus has been Lisa’s companion for 13 years now and he is a beautiful Rottweiler who has participated in many Million Paws Walk’s for the RSPCA. Lisa has ben ambassador since 2009.

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Lisa with her beloved companion Atticus who has been by her side for an incredible 13 years and is still going (touch wood!)