Ladies to bowl for can­cer aware­ness

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Jack Lawrie Jack.Lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

IN KEEP­ING with the spirit of Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, Just Teasin Hair Sa­lon is team­ing up with Monto Bowls Club for a Bras and Bowls night.

This Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 28, at 6pm, ladies are in­vited to visit Monto Bowls Club for an evening of so­cial bowls and fun ac­tiv­i­ties.

Just Teasin owner Judi Bald­win has a his­tory of can­cer in her fam­ily and said she wanted to do some­thing to con­trib­ute to Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month.

“My mum’s had surgery, my sis­ter’s had par­tial surgery and I had a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy two years ago,” Mrs Bald­win said.

“It’s about mak­ing peo­ple aware that early de­tec­tion is key, and knowl­edge of how to get de­tec­tion and where to go.”

The $20 cover charge, which is $10 for young chil­dren, will net at­ten­dees a free glass of wine from the Bowls Club bar and fin­ger food.

There will be a spi­der bowl, where ladies bowl for prizes laid out on the greens.

Other prizes will be given out in a raf­fle, with five $200 Gold Coast ac­com­mo­da­tion vouch­ers and 10 $50 vouch­ers up for grabs.

In ad­di­tion to the raf­fle, there will be a lucky door prize, and a prize for the best dec­o­rated bra.

The event will be ed­u­ca­tional as well as en­joy­able; guest speak­ers from Monto Hos­pi­tal will de­liver a talk on the im­por­tance of early checks and pro­ce­dures to take post-treat­ment.

There will also be a screen­ing ofWide Bay Health and Hos­pi­tal Ser­vice’s video on Monto res­i­dent Kim Poin­ton’s breast can­cer jour­ney.

Monto Bowls Club ladies pres­i­dent Bron­wyn Tor­rens got in­volved when she learned Judi, her sis­ter-in-law, was plan­ning some­thing to raise aware­ness.

“We’ve all been touched by can­cer and par­tic­u­larly breast can­cer in our fam­i­lies,” Mrs Tor­rens said.

“Just about ev­ery­body’s had ex­pe­ri­ence with it some­where or other.”

Though the event is tar­geted at women, fam­ily mem­bers, males in­cluded, are en­cour­aged to at­tend. PHOTO: JACK LAWRIE

The bowls as­pect will be strictly so­cial, and may be kept to the spi­der roll de­pend­ing on group in­ter­est.

“Mark (the men’s club pres­i­dent) will take them out on the greens for the spi­der, but un­less peo­ple want to do it, we’ll mainly be pro­vid­ing the venue,” Mrs Tor­rens said.

Pro­ceeds from the event will go to­wards the Can­cer Coun­cil and McGrath Foun­da­tion.

We’ve all been touched by can­cer and par­tic­u­larly breast can­cer in our fam­i­lies. — Judi Bald­win

FUN WITH A MES­SAGE: Judi Bald­win with prizes for the Bras and Bowls.

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