Race day pays tribute to dad taken too soon
DOZENS of racing fans dedicated yesterday afternoon to the memory of a much-loved father in the first Glen Stower Memorial Race Day.
The event was organised by Glen's daughters Becky Gifford and Holly Stower to raise money for Cancer Council Queensland after Glen died from lung cancer in 2015.
Holly took to the stage at Ipswich Turf Club to speak about her father's death and speakers also appeared from the Cancer Council before an afternoon watching the races.
The sisters hope to see funding for lung cancer treatment and research increased to reflect the number of people it affects across Australia.
Glen was not diagnosed until the disease had already metastasised to his ribs, and died 10 months after he was diagnosed.