MCG Stadium Stomp Ambassadors
Publish Date: 16/6/2017
This Sunday, June 18, will see patients, friends, families and even celebrities stomp the MCG to raise funds for the Leukeamia Foundation.
Several of our ambassadors will be participating on the day, raising awareness wearing Leukaemia Foundation blue shirts and fundraising prior and post the event to raise vital funds.
Melbourne FC Wives and Girlfriends (Ambassadors)
Several girlfriends and wives of Melbourne Football Club players will be returning to Stadium Stomp this year.
No strangers to gracing the steps of the ‘G, Britt Prince and her partner Melbourne Footballer Jake Spencer participated in last year’s Stadium Stomp. Britt is back this year with a vengeance alongside Freya Dickson, Jamie Chamberlain, Ruby Sweeney and Sophie Harmer.
Their team is aptly named ‘Stomp like a Demon’, all the girls will all be participating in the 11:15am waive doing the full course
Jorydn Demeo (Patient Ambassador)
Jordyn Demeo has always had a love of sport and watching her favourite teams compete at the MCG. She is excited to return to the famous ground, not to watch another football match but to show off her own sporting prowess.
When Jordyn was first diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia at age seven. Her family were faced with the sudden and urgent need to move hours away from their beloved home in Bendigo to Melbourne for treatment.
However, the Leukaemia Foundation stepped in and provided Jordyn and her mother Jayne with a fully furnished, two-bedroom apartment in the CBD to call home for as long as they needed. She was able to spend weekends fulfilling her passion for sport, Jordyn regularly watched teams play at the MCG with her family by her side.
Her family have participated in the event for the several years and 2017 marks the first year Jordyn is competing alongside them, her teams name is ‘Jordyn’s Stompers’ and she will be participating in the Junior Stomp at 1:15pm.
Seth Sleep (Patient Ambassador)
Diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2012, Seth Sleep underwent 3 and a half years of treatment before being well enough to return to normalcy.
Whilst undergoing chemotherapy Seth missed out on sporting activities with his friends like basketball and riding his bike. Inspired by Seth’s plight, Seth’s mother Nikki participated in Stadium Stomp to raise money and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation and Blood Cancer.
This will be Seth’s first time participating in Stadium Stomp, having watched his mum compete for two years prior, and he is excited to join her in the Stomp! Alongside Seth will be several of his friends and family, all rallying together in a team call ‘Stomping with Seth’.
Seth is keen to raise “as much money as we can” for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Seth will be stomping in the Junior Stompers category at 1:15pm.
Lindsay Teal and Karen Magoto (Team: Stomping out Blood Cancer) (Campaigns Coordinator and National Lymphoma Coordinator)
The Leukaemia Foundation Stadium Stomp team will once again be participating in the event at the MCG. Our team ‘Stomping out Blood Cancer’, is made up of support services and fundraising staff from the Leukaemia Foundation’s Melbourne office. Each day the team members see the devastating effects that blood cancer has on individuals and families and know how important the support of the Australian community is.
The Leukaemia Foundation team are looking forward to the challenge of tackling the 7000 plus steps at the iconic MCG and doing their bit and raise much needed funds.
Ash Pollard (Ambassador)
Ash Pollard is best known as the fiesty Melbourne foodie who burst onto our screens in the 2015 series of My Kitchen Rules.
MKR opened a series of doors for Ash, as Australia fell in love with her bubbly personality and wild curly hair. Since then, Ash has shown the public her diverse skill set, appearing on both Dancing with the Stars and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Her passion for charity and fundraising shot to fruition whilst on the latter, campaigning for a chosen charity throughout the show.
Ash will be stepping up her training for Stadium Stomp this year. She is keen to take up the challenge the stomp will provide her, something different from her usual gym routine.
“It's my pleasure to be supporting the Leukaemia Foundation by participating in the Stadium Stomp this year. A challenge for me to say the least, but nothing in comparison to those that suffer from blood cancer! I’ll be amping up my cardio regime in the next few weeks because I am determined to help raise funds to assist research efforts and Australian families who experience Leukaemia.”
Ash will be taking on the half course in the 11:30am waive