Anyone who knows me knows I have a soft spot for a good cause…and when that cause includes raising awareness of important issues, my interest and need to be involved heightens.
My good friend Sonia Zeiback , from Tartakover Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd is the mastermind behind a new initiative “Running for Cover”, and The Tax Chic was more than happy to support and be involved when asked!
The team at Running for Cover are participating in the Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday 18th October and in doing so are raising funds and awareness…
The funds raised will be distributed to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), The Alfred Foundation and the Beyer family from Geelong.
For a second time in less than two years, Scott Beyer was struck by a rare blood cancer that had the family considering selling their house to pay for the $15,900-per-round drug Brentuximab Vedotin – and it was reading of Scott’s circumstances that led Tartakover to launch Running for Cover.
This is where the awareness campaign comes into play – the fact there was no life risk insurance in place to help Scott and his wife Corinne when he was first diagnosed at 28, is an all too common reality that could be avoided. Eliminating extreme financial hardship during the toughest of times is the ultimate aim of a solid life insurance plan. As a minimum, had cover for Critical Illness been in place, the policy would have paid a lump sum, which would have made the world of difference to Scott and Corinne’s ability to manage the cost of extensive medical treatment, loss of income and the need to keep meeting day-to-day living expenses.
Tartakover and the Beyer family are hoping others will learn from this ordeal and “seek professional advice before their life takes that turn for the worse”.
Tartakover’s commitment to helping others through the provision of sound insurance advice and other means, is steadfast just as The Tax Chic is committed to educating you all on matters of bookkeeping, accounting and taxation – as such, we make a great team!
Please have a look at our Facebook page and help us to educate our community!
Note: by following the link above you will find details of two upcoming movie nights in Melbourne and Geelong featuring Everest – please show your support by attending if you can and invite your family and friends.