Angels gather for cancer help
WEST Coast Angels player Nadine Mader is “putting both shoulder pads forward” to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Ladies Gridiron League (LGL) member and Curves Wembley owner said her gym would host an afternoon tea on October 31 from 3-5pm.
“It’s $10 for entry and there’ll be a high tea with scones, champagne and a raffle as well,” Ms Mader said.
“Curves Wembley has members who have survived cancer and being a women’s gym, it is very close to home for us.”
Ms Mader said fellow West Coast Angels would attend the afternoon tea, which supported Cancer Council WA (CCWA).
“We’re hoping for 40-50 people,” she said.
“The health and fitness industry recognises more and more the benefits exercise has in all aspects of life and even cancer prevention.”
Ms Mader said her passion for fitness was the reason she joined the LGL a few months ago.
“It’s very intense but all the bruises are worth it,” she said.
“Being women in sport, the West Coast Angels will be here putting both shoulder pads forward in support.”
Pink Ribbon Day was on October 26, but individuals and businesses held fundraisers all through the month.
CCCWA chief executive Susan Rooney said it was a fantastic chance to catch up with friends, have fun and raise funds for all women’s cancers.
“It’s also a great way to raise important cancer awareness and perhaps encourage women to think about lifestyle changes they can make to reduce their cancer risk such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption,” Ms Rooney said.
“Supporting this event means you will be making a real difference to the thousands of women affected by cancer each year, by helping us to fund research, prevention, and support services we provide for women with cancer.”
According to CCWA, women’s cancers caused 12 deaths every day.
Curves owner Nadine Mader with Anjie Hughes, Marise Chinn, Sally Wehr, Ebony Needham and Leeanne Pitman-Pryde seated in front.