Early test­ing a key mes­sage of event

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS | REPORTER -

A HEALTHY life­style and early test­ing were key mes­sages shared dur­ing a morn­ing tea at the Har­vey Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre in the lead-up to Daf­fodil Day.

On Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 22, Can­cer Coun­cil WA ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Shenae Nor­ris gave a talk at the cen­tre on healthy eat­ing and life­style fac­tors which could re­duce the risk of can­cer.

“We like to take a pre­ven­ta­tive ap­proach as well, espe­cially in re­gional ar­eas,” she said.

Ms Nor­ris also spoke on the need for peo­ple take ad­van­tage of the bowel can­cer screen­ing kits posted to those over age 55.

“We need to start screen­ing early, up to 90 per cent of peo­ple can be cured of bowel can­cer if they find it in its early stages,” she said.

Daf­fodils were also sold through the cen­tre rais­ing money for can­cer sup­port ser­vices and re­search.

The morn­ing tea was held in the lead-up to Daf­fodil Day on Fri­day, Au­gust 25, which saw fundrais­ing through­out the South West to raise money for can­cer sup­port ser­vices and re­search.

Can­cer Coun­cil WA chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ash­ley Reid thanked the com­mu­nity for its sup­port.

“We know the South West com­mu­nity are ex­tremely gen­er­ous so it’s great to see your strong record of sup­port for Can­cer Coun­cil once again,” he said.

“All of your time and hard work is enor­mously ap­pre­ci­ated par­tic­u­larly by those in your lo­cal com­mu­nity who ben­e­fit from Can­cer Coun­cil ser­vices at Dot’s Place in Bun­bury.”

Pic­ture David Charlesworth

Har­vey Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre trainee Brooke Josland, Diane Rob­bins, of Har­vey, Can­cer Coun­cil WA ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Shenae Nor­ris and Chris­tine Tin­dale, of Har­vey, at­tend the morn­ing tea ahead of fur­ther events for last Fri­day’s Daf­fodil Day.

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