Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — It has been a great pleasure and privilege to be involved in a number of wonderful events for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has been a very pink October.

To start the month off I hosted a MiniFields of Women event to pay tribute to all those affected by breast cancer in our community. It was a time for reflection with our field of pink ladies circling the pretty pond at Buchanan Park in Berwick.

The successful event was attended by nearly 100 people from the local community and raised $750 for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Special thanks to my hardworking team of ladies that included Nichole Hayes, Kym Frost, Lisa Neindorf, Therese Howell and everyone who was involved. Thanks also to Annabel Elsom from Breast Cancer Network Australia for her guidance and support.

Breast Cancer Network Australia is a wonderful organisation that informs, empowers, represents and links together people affected by breast cancer.

The tireless Kym Frost and her team of Delishously Pink ladies put on the fifth annual Delishously Pink fundraiser and morning tea. Her team included Chris Cortese, Michelle Coster, Alison Kramer, Lisa Neindorf, Dianne Norman, Debbie Slade, Dana Reedman and Caitlyn Slade. They were once again joined by the entire Frost family, including Kym’s mother Joan Hargreaves. Over $2500 was raised for Pink Ribbon Day and Pink Hope.

Gwen Clough and the Hampton Park Bowls Club ladies hosted their annual Pink Ribbon breakfast and raised well in excess of $900. They have now raised almost $5000 in five years. The entire club gets involved.

This year’s event was dedicated to Gail Williams, a proud and long-serving member, bar manager, club champion and ladies president of this wonderful club, who recently passed away. She will be missed by all.

Thank you for supporting such a great cause.