Pink high tea fundraiser

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A SEC­OND bat­tle with breast can­cer has in­spired Dawn Glee­son (40) to hold a pink high tea fundraiser in Connolly this month.

The Joondalup Re­sort em­ployee and mother-of-two is un­der­go­ing breast can­cer treat­ment for the sec­ond time.

“I was 33 the first time and just 39 when I was di­ag­nosed again in April,” she said.

Mrs Glee­son said she had her fi­nal chemo­ther­apy treat­ment last month and would start ra­di­a­tion in Oc­to­ber, fol­lowed by five years of hor­mone ther­apy.

“I don’t want my daugh­ter to live in a world with breast can­cer, so I’m do­ing my bit to raise money to help the Na­tional Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion fund bet­ter treat­ments and even­tu­ally a cure,” she said.

“I think it’s in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant to also spread aware­ness about breast can­cer, in par­tic­u­lar that breast can­cer hap­pens to young women.

“This high tea will raise money for the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion, with $50 of each ticket go­ing straight to them.”

Her sur­geon, Chris­to­bel Saun­ders, will be a guest speaker at the Oc­to­ber 15 fundraiser, which will in­clude en­ter­tain­ment by Awk­ward­stra, an auction and raf­fle.

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Na­tional Breast Can­cer am­bas­sador Melina Dichiera is help­ing Dawn Glee­son pro­mote her high tea fundraiser this month.

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