Host teal fundraiser

Benalla Ensign - - News -

The peo­ple of Be­nalla are be­ing en­cour­aged to host an Af­ter­noon Teal to raise aware­ness and much-needed funds for women and their fam­i­lies liv­ing with ovar­ian can­cer.

Teal is the in­ter­na­tional colour for ovar­ian can­cer, so it’s the per­fect ex­cuse to pull out the food colour­ing, bake that cake that you’ve needed an ex­cuse to make and try out that new bis­cuit recipe that Aunty Alice passed on to you at Christ­mas.

Bak­ing not your thing? Not to worry — whether it’s a teal-in­spired high tea, pic­nic, golf day or gala din­ner, any­body and ev­ery­body can get in­volved.

We rely on our fundrais­ing com­mu­nity to con­tinue to de­liver our aware­ness, sup­port, ad­vo­cacy and re­search pro­grams.

Ovar­ian Can­cer Aus­tralia is the only or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides spe­cialised sup­port to those af­fected by ovar­ian can­cer — that is, the women liv­ing with the dis­ease as well as their loved ones — through sup­port groups, phone sup­port, on­line re­sources and more.

This year, Ovar­ian aims to raise $500 000.

Reg­is­tra­tions are now www.af­ter­noon­teal.net.au

Once you reg­is­ter your Af­ter­noon Teal, Ovar­ian Can­cer Aus­tralia will send you an Af­ter­noon Teal Kit, which con­tains ev­ery­thing you need and more to start plan­ning your event, teal bal­loons and all.

Be sure to like and fol­low Ovar­ian Can­cer Aus­tralia on Face­book, In­sta­gram and Twit­ter for some ‘‘teal­spi­ra­tion’’ for your event.

You can also share your Af­ter­noon Teal pho­tos on Face­book, In­sta­gram and Twit­ter with #Af­ter­noon­Teal.

Australians can also raise funds and show their sup­port by wear­ing a teal rib­bon through­out Fe­bru­ary — par­tic­u­larly on the 28th, Teal Rib­bon Day.

Teal rib­bons are avail­able for $3 from Black Pep­per stores, or on­line at www.ovari­an­cancer.net.au Can­cer Aus­tralia open at

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