Charlie Teo Foundation
The Sydney Skinny is back to bare all for brain cancer
Established in 2013, the Sydney Skinny has been uniting the community in the fight against brain cancer for five years - over half its lifetime!
She plans to swim alongside courageous members of the brain cancer community including patients, families and loved ones together with founder Dr Charlie Teo.
Pictured below is Alana with Charlie Teo Foundation ambassador, Marcella Zemanek, after taking the skinny dip for the first time five years ago!
It takes a huge amount of courage to endure treatment for brain cancer.
A few moments of discomfort in solidarity with incredibly brave patients and loved ones who experience discomfort and fear when faced with brain cancer… It’s a small price to show our community how much we care!”
CEO of the Charlie Teo Foundation
Three years after radio host Stan Zemanek sadly passed away from brain cancer, his wife Marcella Zemanek was diagnosed with breast cancer. Marcella is now 13 years cancer-free!
"I’m not sure Stan would ever imagine I would dare to skinny dip in beautiful Sydney Harbour where we used to go sailing.
To strip off and swim at 73 years old with other cancer survivors was a once-in-a-lifetime experience I will never forget!!!
The only fear you'll have on the day is the fear of missing out if you don't take the dip.”
Brain Cancer Ambassador
Together we can BEAT brain cancer
Charlie Teo Foundation is the charity beneficiary of funds raised by swim participants in the 2024 Sydney Skinny. 100% of fundraising proceeds goes to charity (less platform fees). Participants are authorised to fundraise under NSW fundraising licence CFN/24813. Participants can choose to fundraise or can swim without fundraising. Charlie Teo Foundation is not the event organiser or official partner of the 2024 Sydney Skinny.