Queensland’s own musical motivator

Community volunteer award finalist 2

Being diagnosed with cancer has not stopped Keely from helping others. As an emerging country musician and motivational speaker, Keely has raised close to half a million dollars for childhood cancer charities.

In 2015 Keely founded her own charity, The Golden Octopus Foundation. Now recognised Australia wide, the Foundation aims to upgrade paediatric oncology facilities in regional hospitals and implement childhood cancer nurses in communities across Australia.

In addition to touring the country raising funds for her Foundation, Keely will be the keynote speaker at the National Conference of Australian Adolescence Health in July. She is also part of the Queensland Health steering committee to update children’s health services across Queensland, showing her commitment to achieving positive change throughout Australia.

Keely is one of the LGIAsuper Community Volunteer Award finalists in the 2017 Queensland Young Achiever Awards. We wish Keely all the best.

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