Supporting Nestor with almost $90,000 and 500 messages of love and support
When Sydney based Consultant Natalia Ferrazzano’s friend and Latin dance teacher was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, she did more than could have ever been expected!
Natalia started a campaign to rally the good will of all those touched by Nestor around the world. Nestor is a professional latin american dancer and has dedicated his life and soul to the entire latin dance community around the world. Knowing that Nestor has always been a giver,
Natalia realised it was time to GIVE BACK just at the time Nestor needed it the most!
She gave everyone the opportunity to send messages of love and donations to help ease the financial burden on Netsor and his wife Rebecca in their next big challenge. Natalia created a Facebook group called “Supporting Nestor” and the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted. Within 60 hours she had spread the word in the community in SECRET & raised over $86,000 through GroupTogether, gathering almost 500 messages of support (the biggest card we’ve ever had) in September this year!
During one of Nestor’s classes, Natalia and the other students surprised Netsor & Rebecca & handed over the $86,000 cheque and two massive printed booklets of everyone’s messages of love & support to buoy Nestor’s spirits in hospital.
Watch a little of the video below of this amazing gift of support, it brought tears to our eyes!
Meet Caren Lubofsky. She’d be excused for thinking she’s done enough for others. But after organising 72 group gifts (well those are the ones we know about), she’s clearly a believer in the power of the group to make someone feel cherished.
When asked why Caren has organised so many group gifts for birthdays (from 5 to aged 60), births, teachers’ gifts and religious milestones, she said “I think it all comes back to the biggest question; what is the meaning of life? For me, it is people and connections. I feel like I’ve lived through so much adversity and experienced more than my fair share! I always try to flip the negatives to positives.
“If I can support just one person, or share some advice or knowledge I picked up along the way, perhaps I can make a difference. And then maybe that person’s life can change for the better and they can help another. We’ve only got one life to live, and I think we just have to pursue happiness.”
People who use GroupTogether are good people. They set up gifts at 11 at night and before 6am. They sweat over the card looking “just so” and are grateful to be able to extend the collection so that one last straggler can be included. We’re constantly inspired by Caren and many more like her.
ve a free group card or chip in with friends and family to give a gift too.
It’s so easy to organise.
Better yet, select a GroupTogether Any Card which can be printed inside the card and they can choose their own gift card from any of our retailers.
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