Yasmin Grigaliunas raised over $15,000 from the first Garage Sale last year for cancer research, an initiative that’s very close to her heart.
The first time Yasmin Grigaliunas ran the World’s Biggest Garage Sale, she managed to raise over $15,000 for the Mater Foundation’s Smiling for Smiddy program, providing funds to the research being undertaken into melanoma, breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.
This year, her committee of 12 friends and over 100 volunteers plan on making the event bigger and better, hoping to raise over $100 000.
The Smiling for Smiddy Foundation was created nine years ago following the death of Brisbane tri-athlete and physiotherapist Adam Smiddy. At just 26 years of age Smiddy passed after his battle with melanoma.
Since then over $5 million has been raised in the support of the charity named in his honour and gone towards finding a cure for cancer not just in Queensland, but all over Australia.
Yasmin has recently undergone a Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy, as many of the women in her own family have gone through their own cancer battles.The mother of two young girls hopes to cheat her way out of having to go through that herself.
The World’s Biggest Garage Sale is a way for Brisbane locals to not only support a charity that is aiming to improve the lives of all Australians, but also to pick up a few things for yourself,
Yasmin and her team are still requiring donations to be sold on the day. Items such as clothes, toys, household items, books, sporting goods, records are all welcome.
For those who can’t donate, but would like to attend, the World’s Biggest Garage Sale will be on from 6am, Saturday July 12 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School (9 Hurdcotte St) in Enoggera.
If you would like to be involved, please contact Yasmin Grigaliunas directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mobile (0409 471 170) for more information.