Kate Langbroek Announced as Ambassador
The Million Dollar Lunch is proud to announce the appointment of Australian media personality and broadcaster, Kate Langbroek, as ambassador.
In 2015, Kate generously shared her story with The Million Dollar Lunch community of her son’s brave battle with cancer. Lewis was diagnosed with leukaemia at age six, and underwent three and a half years of treatment at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Now two years into recovery, Lewis is a happy and healthy young boy.
“We found ourselves in the Children’s Cancer Centre, which is something you would think was unthinkable. And I am here as living proof that it is not. And my son, who is at home now – hopefully doing homework – is also living proof, I am very happy to say,” said Kate at the launch event for The Million Dollar Lunch on Wednesday, 1 June, hosted by Crown Resorts.
Having experienced first-hand the devastating impact of childhood cancer on family life and with her personal connection to the work of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, Kate said it is an honour to be the Foundation’s ambassador for what she thinks “is one of the finest organisations I’ve ever heard of.”
“The Children’s Cancer Foundation works high and it works low. It helps those of us who are in the darkest place and those who are doing the research and making great advances,” said Ms Langbroek.
“I am so eternally grateful for many things. One that my son is alive, which 40 years ago may well not have been the case…I am appreciative of the fact that in August we will gather in a room and we will raise money so that other children do not have to fall and so that their parents do not have to have empty arms. Because that’s the difference that research makes and that’s the difference that dollars make.”