Cock­tail night rais­ing money and aware­ness

Dalby Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

OVARIAN can­cer is not of­ten spo­ken about, but mem­bers of the Dalby com­mu­nity are work­ing to change that through Cock­tails for a Cure.

On Satur­day evening, more than 350 peo­ple flocked to Jim­bour House for the sec­ond an­nual event, en­joy­ing cock­tails, canapes, a multi-draw raf­fle, auc­tion, live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment from the master of cer­e­monies, Chan­nel 7 pre­sen­ter Chris Par­sons.

Dr John Hooper, As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor from Mater Re­search, was spe­cial guest speaker for a Q&A seg­ment.

Event or­gan­iser Ed­wina McVeigh said she was over­whelmed by the sup­port.

“The event has been ex­tremely suc­cess­ful once again, ev­ery­one was so ex­cited to be there and re­ally got be­hind the cause,” she said.

“Dr Hooper’s up­date on where the re­search team is at re­gard­ing a screen­ing test was fan­tas­tic as guests know where their dona­tions are be­ing spent and what it means to this re­search.

“We are very thank­ful to have Dr Hooper and a team from Mater Foun­da­tion at­tend our event and as­sist with the raf­fles and live auc­tion.

“This fundraiser would not have been pos­si­ble without the sup­port of the Rus­sell fam­ily and staff at Jim­bour House, along with count­less dona­tions from busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als who helped make this evening such a suc­cess.”


STUN­NING: All­yse Mor­ris, Steph Cherry, Sarah Gib­son, Chelsea Wy­att and Ed­wina McVeigh at the Cock­tails for a Cure event.


COCK­TAIL KIND OF CURE: Chelsea Wy­att, All­yse Mor­ris, Ed­wina McVeigh, Sarah Gib­son and Steph Cherry at the Cock­tails for a Cure event on the week­end.

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