Virtually travel through the decades for cancer research

October 23, 2021 BY

Geelong Region Cancerians founder Phillipa Challis helped organise Friday's Trivia Night. Photo: SUPPLIED

IN-PERSON events might still be a thing of the past for now, but a virtual fundraising trivia night dedicated to cancer research is still able to move forward celebrating some of the best music over the last few decades.

The Decades of Trivia Fundraiser organised by the Geelong Region Cancerians (GRC) committee in partnership with Grape Vine Events is a fun way for people looking to donate to a good cause and participate in some harmless competition all from the comfort of your own couch.

The virtual event will be held on Friday, October 22 to raise funds for research into all cancers, following the cancellation of almost all GRC fundraising activities for the second year in a row.

The committee is hoping people will support the event by joining and inviting their friends to sign up as well.

With a variety of questions from your favourite decades, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, this fun-to-play trivia will sort out who the alpha generation is, all without leaving home.

Founder of the GRC and former survivor of uterine cancer Phillipa Challis OAM helped organise the trivia night alongside fellow committee member Deb Fribbins.

“I’ve done one of these virtual trivia nights before and it was super fun,” Ms Challis said.

“It is such a bad time to be fundraising at the moment given the ongoing restrictions, but we decided to do something different and, in my opinion, when I did my first virtual trivia night it was terrific.”

Ms Challis says this event also provides a way to remain involved in community happenings, but the funds are also an important part given what the GRC raises funds for.

“The money that we raise will go into research that we direct to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation,” Ms Challis said.

“The reason we do that is because every cent we raise goes into research which we can be
assured of.”

The event is being broadcast via a web browser, so participants can connect with their teammates via Zoom, Teams, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or whatever else people choose to communicate with.

Participants may also sign into Twitch to chat with everyone else in the trivia, including the host.

To sign up for the event head to geelongregioncancerians.com.au and go to the events section of the website.

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