Ladies’ day fos­ters hope

Fundrais­ing for breast care nurse

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

THIS year’s el­e­gant Ween­gal­lon Pink Ladies Day will bring Goondi­windi one step closer to hav­ing its own lo­cal breast care nurse.

Ween­gal­lon Pink Ladies Day co-or­di­na­tor Emma Mont­gomery said funds from the glam­orous char­ity event on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 29, would be directed to­wards un­der­writ­ing the Goondi­windi po­si­tion.

“For years we’ve raised money to sup­port the St Ge­orge breast care nurse po­si­tion and now Queens­land Health have made that a per­ma­nently funded po­si­tion we can turn our at­ten­tion to­wards filling other ser­vice gaps,” she said.

Ms Mont­gomery said pos­i­tive dis­cus­sions were al­ready un­der way fol­low­ing Ween­gal­lon Pink Ladies Day mak­ing a sub­stan­tial fund­ing pledge.

“As a for­mer breast can­cer pa­tient my­self, I can tell you how im­por­tant it is to have a lo­cal go-to per­son to guide you through the process and re­duce the need to al­ways travel on to larger cen­tres,” she said.

Ween­gal­lon Pink Ladies Day will cer­tainly be rais­ing the funds in style with this year’s event, which has a High Tea theme.

“A high tea im­me­di­ately makes you think of pink flow­ers, crisp white table­cloths, the faint scent of roses, green­ery, chink­ing of china tea cups, the pop­ping of cham­pagne, laugh­ter and to­geth­er­ness,” Ms Mont­gomery said.

In an­other sur­prise de­vel­op­ment, for the first time ever, Ween­gal­lon Pink Ladies Day will have a male guest speaker.

Mark Bunn, who lost his wife to breast can­cer four years ago, is the best-sell­ing au­thor of An­cient Wis­dom for Mod­ern Health, which looks at sim­pli­fy­ing life to in­crease hap­pi­ness and health.

Ms Mont­gomery thanked AgForce Queens­land for bring­ing Mr Bunn to Ween­gal­lon to share his sim­ple se­crets for suc­cess.

“I know Mark will have all the ladies leav­ing the 2018 Ween­gal­lon High Tea Pink Ladies Day feel­ing re­freshed, re­vived and re­newed,” she said.

Tick­ets go on sale on Wed­nes­day, July 18. Pur­chase through the web­site at www.pin­kladies­day.com.

❝breast

As a for­mer can­cer pa­tient my­self, I can tell you how im­por­tant it is to have a lo­cal go-to per­son to guide you through the process.

— Emma Mont­gomery

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CHEERS TO THAT: Emma Mont­gomery says funds from this year’s ladies day will go to un­der­writ­ing a breast can­cer nurse po­si­tion in Goondi­windi.

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