Joy Burch has announced the 2013 Young Canberran award has gone to a tear jerker:
Siblings Dainere Anthoney and Jarret Anthoney are joint recipients of the 2013 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award in recognition for their leadership, courage and determination to raise awareness of paediatric brain tumours.
Ms Anthoney lost her battle with Medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in June this year and has posthumously received the Award.
“This Award gives the ACT community another opportunity to recognise and reflect on the achievements of Ms Anthoney and Mr Anthoney,” Ms Burch said.
“Ms Anthoney’s strength in raising awareness of brain tumours and supporting others even as she battled her own brain cancer touched so many people and inspired many in our community by raising awareness of this illness.
“Mr Anthoney has drawn on his sister’s strength to continue the undertaking they had both started, including being the highest individual fundraiser at this year’s City2Surf fun run.
Other winners announced tonight are:
- — Ms Emily Cheney – Personal Achievement Award
— Mr James Presneill – Individual Community Service
— Mr Alex Moffat – Youth Arts and Multi Media
— Mr Maris Tebecis – Young Environmentalist Award
— Weston Schools Network Student Representative Councils – Group Award