Cancer is an issue close to many people’s hearts, we all wish we could do more to support those suffering from it. However we all just look at it as “THE BIG C” we never think that life CAN go on for those inflicted with cancer. Bob Lowick, through the amazing organisation Camp Quality, has done just that.
Camp Quality (@Camp_Quality), an absolutely inspiring not – for – profit organisation that works to “create a better life for every Australian child living with cancer by building family optimism and resilience”.
An organisation with the motto of “laughter is the best medicine” has truly impacted on thousands if not millions of children with cancer. Organising extraordinary camps, activities, programs, just to simply put a smile on a suffering child’s face, to support families bringing them back together, bringing joy back into their lives.
As cancer is a topic close to my heart, I thought this organisation would be best to kick off my articles on inspirational community. One volunteer who stands out among many is Bob Lowick.
Bob has been working with camp quality for the past 16 years. As a member of his local lions club, he set off on a fundraising journey 16 years ago as part of a great escapade. There he was introduced to camp quality, which lead to him being “won over” by the idea behind the organisation.
Having faced cancer himself, and fighting on a daily basis with his wife against her cancer, Bob is a true inspiration within the community.
When speaking to Bob Lowick over the phone, tears swelled in my eyes as I heard his inspirational love for his work. “It’s a two way street… we are always giving and receiving… we can’t make it go away, but we can lighten the load” he said.
With two daughters of his own, Bob knows how important it is to keep a family together. “When a family is inflicted with cancer, they become dysfunctional… we help them to get back together… we give them a supporting network.”
“The camps are a place where we can meet others, get inspired, get motivated before heading back to the real word” ~ Anne (mother of 4-year-old with cancer).
Overall Bob Lowick has left his mark in this world, he has made a true and real difference in the lives of many young childrens’ hearts. He is a true INSPIRATION.
COMING SOON: The full interview with Bob Lowick from Camp Quality.
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Bob Lowick (middle back) with other volunteers at camp in Sovereign Hill, early March.