Miss Universe Australia 2008 signs up to support cancer research!

Laura Dundovic to run the City2Surf for cancer researchDating in the Dark host and 2008 Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic has pledged to support the fight against cancer as an Ambassador for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Like so many thousands of Australians, Laura and her family have been directly affected by the pain and suffering of cancer.

“My grandfather died of bowel cancer at 73 and I saw how debilitating this disease is. I saw how important research and early detection are,” she said.

“Cancer is something which seems to sadly touch everyone in some way, and I want to be a part of the fight to find the cures.”

Laura has embraced her involvement with the organisation with open arms, having already secured a contribution from OK Magazine for her recent Mother’s Day photo shoot.

Her first official event as an ACRF Ambassador too, will be a family affair when Laura tackles the world’s largest fun-run, the 2012 Sun Herald City2Surf with her mother and father running by her side.

“When we met with Laura and her mother Shirley to confirm their very generous involvement with our organisation, it was clear that our work is very close to their hearts,” said David Brettell, Chief Executive of the ACRF.

“We’re very humbled by the support of Laura and her family. Cancer is, after all, a disease which can both tear families apart and yet bring them together in very special moments like this.”

“One in two Australians will be diagnosed by cancer in their lifetime – but thanks to our truly inspiring supporters and fundraisers, every day we get closer to turning this statistic around.”