Turning teal for cancer
IT only took a matter of hours for a bunch of brunching Warwick ladies to raise about $1500 for ovarian cancer research yesterday.
Lyn Bryson, of Bryson's, held the fundraising morning tea in the back room of the coffee shop cum gift store, and it was filled to capacity.
"We had about 30 more people on standby as well," Mrs Bryson said.
"It's the first time we have done it and we had an amazing response. We have had wonderful support from local business houses and even a multinational."
Mrs Bryson said she had wanted to host a fundraising event for some time because so many people had been touched by cancer, and ovarian cancer did not seem to have the high profile and level of funding as some other cancers.
"I want to thank everyone for coming along, our sponsors and my staff - it couldn't have happened without them," she said.
"I'm tickled pink."
Or tickled teal - with the shade of greeny blue the colour theme of the day.
Teal ribbons were handed out and teal tea cakes were served up as the ladies heard from Rose City GP Louise Clarke.
Dr Clarke said events such as yesterday's really helped with increased awareness of diseases such as ovarian cancer.
"Ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose because it mimics so many other diseases we see in everyday practice," Dr Clarke said.
"It effects young women and causes heartache to a lot of families."
For more information about ovarian cancer or to donate, head to ovariancancer.net.au or call 1300 660 334.