En­ter­tain­ment leg­end:

Auc­tion of Kerri- Anne Kennerley’s new book raises over $ 5000

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley shares her ex­tra­or­di­nary and in­spir­ing life in her new book

COP­ING with cancer and deal­ing with the chal­leng­ing treat­ment paths can be an ex­haust­ing and emo­tional jour­ney for the bravest of pa­tients.

This is even more chal­leng­ing for those liv­ing out­side of a ma­jor city where ser­vices and sup­port are not al­ways avail­able.

The mis­sion of Bundy Club event cho­sen char­ity, the Breast and Prostate Cancer As­so­ci­a­tion, is to de­liver sig­nif­i­cant and es­sen­tial ser­vices to pa­tients across ru­ral and re­gional Queens­land.

BPCAQ is an im­por­tant or­gan­i­sa­tion be­cause, through fund­ing spe­cial­ist nurses, they are able to pro­vide sup­port and ed­u­ca­tion in many iso­lated ar­eas.

Through re­search they can im­prove out­comes for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from breast and prostate cancer. Through in­for­ma­tion they can en­cour­age early screen­ing and de­tec­tion.

Through pa­tient fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance grants they can di­rectly help pa­tients with the costs as­so­ci­ated with travel and treat­ment at a grass roots level.

Through vol­un­teer sub-com­mit­tees and sup­port groups they en­cour­age com­mu­nity sup­port for pa­tients.

On Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20 at The Waves Sports Club, the Bund­aberg Club Event raised more than $5000 for the Breast and Prostate Cancer As­so­ci­a­tion Queens­land through the sup­port of spe­cial guest Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

Part of the funds were raised from a char­ity auc­tion of a per­son­ally signed copy of Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s new book, A Bold Life.

Al­though the book was pre-re­lease/not for sale un­til Oc­to­ber 31st it was kindly do­nated by the books pub­lish­ers Pan Macmil­lan Aus­tralia to raise funds for the lo­cal char­ity.

The win­ning bid was from Maria and Ge­off Ebert. Finemore Wal­ters and Story part­ner Ge­off said the book was a present for his mother-in-law Pat, a huge Kerri-Anne fan.

“Kerri-Anne has been an im­por­tant fab­ric of day­time tele­vi­sion for so long and has de­vel­oped a strong fol­low­ing, so it was a plea­sure to meet her and be able to place the win­ning bid for her new book, which I am sure Pat will love,” he said.

“To see an event like this raise over $5000 for the Breast and Prostate Cancer As­so­ci­a­tion is also won­der­ful as it is such a wor­thy cause and one that Maria and I are only too happy to sup­port; it is an as­so­ci­a­tion that is very dear to my heart as I sadly lost my mother to breast cancer.”

To see an event like this raise over $ 5000 for the Breast and Prostate Cancer As­so­ci­a­tion is also won­der­ful as it is such a wor­thy cause. — GE­OFF EBERT

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PHOTO: PAUL DONALD­SON BUN201017KER2

WIN­NER: Kerri-Anne Kennerley with Ge­off Ebert.

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