Zonta cel­e­brates Pink Rib­bon Day

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

PINK breast cush­ions, drip bot­tle bags and hats were just some of the free items avail­able for breast can­cer pa­tients at the Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days’ Pink Rib­bon Day stall held at the Li­ons Air­lie Beach Com­mu­nity Mar­kets on Satur­day.

Pink Rib­bon Day is an an­nual event run by the Can­cer Coun­cil which aims to raise funds and aware­ness about breast and gy­nae­co­log­i­cal can­cers on Oc­to­ber 28.

Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days sec­re­tary Noelene Hel­man said all pro­ceeds from the stall would go to the Breast Care Nurses to sup­port their work in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“Our main aim is to raise aware­ness about breast can­cer but we were happy to have raised $240 through the sale of home-made brown­ies and our fruit cock­tails,” she said.

There was also a free DVD avail­able ti­tled Side by Side which is a vir­tual road map for newly di­ag­nosed breast can­cer pa­tients, their fam­ily and friends of what to ex­pect from the time of di­ag­no­sis.

“Many peo­ple came up be­cause they have had a rel­a­tive who had been di­ag­nosed or were pa­tients them­selves so the DVD is a great way for them to get the in­for­ma­tion they need in the com­fort of their own homes,” Ms Hel­man said.

“We also want to give a big thank you to Coles Su­per­mar­ket for their dona- tion of fruit for the stall.”

The Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days will be host­ing an Orange Day stall at the mar­kets on Satur­day, Novem­ber 23 to help raise aware­ness for the in­ter­na­tional cam­paign – Zonta Says No to Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to or­der a copy of the DVD, con­tact Noelene Hel­man on 4945 2208.

AWAR­NESS STALL: Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days mem­bers An­gela Spicer, Lauren Haack and Noelene Hel­man were help­ing to raise funds and aware­ness for Pink Rib­bon Day at the club's mar­ket stall.

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