PINK RIB­BON MONTH

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - LOOKING BACK -

Dur­ing Oc­to­ber, in the Moss­man Port Dou­glas area, an in­cred­i­ble amount of $3,591.25 was raised with the sup­port of lo­cal busi­nesses and the won­der­ful car­ing peo­ple, in­clud­ing tourists, of this dis­trict. Pink Rib­bon Day raises aware­ness and funds for breast and gy­nae­co­log­i­cal can­cers; re­search, preven­tion and ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams and sup­port ser­vices for women and their car­ers.

You have made a dif­fer­ence by buy­ing Can­cer Coun­cil’s Pink Rib­bon mer­chan­dise and giv­ing do­na­tions through­out Oc­to­ber. We have such a won­der­ful com­mu­nity here in the Dou­glas re­gion. Thank you all so much for your sup­port once again this year. dan­ger­ous state of this ramp and its open­ness to th­ese winds and sea con­di­tions.

Even with the souther­lies there are heaps of rocks get­ting piled on to the ramp it­self.

Lots of us were hav­ing to clear them away in­clud­ing quite big rocks be­fore we could even think about launch­ing a boat.

Then re­triev­ing a boat from the wa­ter has been ter­ri­ble, as we stum­ble about on the rocks on and be­side the ramp, while of­ten try­ing to hold on to a boat be­ing pushed around by the waves.

Thanks to the lo­cal gov­ern­ment for stick­ing up for us and try­ing to get some­thing done about it. It re­ally is ur­gent. Ev­ery one of th­ese ramps is an im­por­tant as­set lo­cally as there are so many peo­ple lin­ing up to use them in the good con­di­tions.

Tom Vin­cent, Whyan­beel

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