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