Leap of faith to help fight prostate cancer

LEAP OF FAITH: Leader Group Partner Graham Mazlin will skydive for the first time in life on December 1 as part of the 'Jump for Cancer' fundraising initiative.
LEAP OF FAITH: Leader Group Partner Graham Mazlin will skydive for the first time in life on December 1 as part of the 'Jump for Cancer' fundraising initiative.

WHILE most people take to growing moustaches or shaving their heads to raise money for a good cause, the Leader Group's Graham Mazlin is set to jump out of a plane to help fight prostate cancer.

Mr Mazlin will complete a skydive with Skydive Airlie Beach this Saturday at 10am as a part of the Mater Foundation's 'Face your fear - Jump for cancer' campaign.

"Every six months Leader Group supports a charity or fundraising effort and I when I saw the jump for fear come through, I emailed it to Graham as a joke to say 'this could be this half of year fundraising activity," Leader Group representative Kim Cameron said.

"He replied that he would do it and because we could do the jump in Airlie, we decided to get behind it." Mr Mazlin lost both of his parents to cancer and he is well aware of the impact it can have on families.

"A lot of people always say that they want to skydive, but when you can do it by raising money for charity like Mater's prostate cancer research, that is a great motivator," he said.

"We emailed all our clients in a database saying that I wanted them to commit to at least $100 to raise funds for prostate cancer and I'll skydive for Mater."

They have reached their target of $5,020 but are pushing for more and the long term Airlie resident is hoping everyone can get behind him before he takes the plunge.

Mr Mazlin said that he really appreciated that people donate and get behind the causes the Leader Group support.

"It's always humbling that people donate what they do. Also, being accountants, we always plug that any donation is tax deductible," he said.

Donations can be made at www.everydayhero.com.au/graham_mazlin.



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