An­gels gather for can­cer help

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - By CAITLIN TILLER

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d445110

Curves owner Nadine Mader with An­jie Hughes, Marise Chinn, Sally Wehr, Ebony Need­ham and Leeanne Pit­man-Pryde seated in front.

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