RAISING money for breast cancer surgical research is the backbone of the city’s first Foundation for Breast Cancer Care gala dinner.
While most other events for the cancer, which affects one in eight Australian women, raise money for research and support, this one focuses on surgical research.
“It’s important because surgery is 90 per cent of the cure,” organiser Karen Littlejohn said. “The research will try to close the gap on marginalised women.”
Mrs Littlejohn, a former McGrath Foundation breast care nurse, and her husband Dr David Littlejohn, the region’s breast cancer region, are driving the event.
The foundation works towards equity in the area of care in breast cancer and other breast diseases, and supports both women and men. Money will go towards continuing research into chemotherapy before surgery, preserving body shape throughout surgery and improved outcomes for marginalised women.
Hosted by news presenter John Mangos, the black tie gala dinner – with a splash of pink – will be held on Saturday, October 10 at International Hotel. Local identity Jamie Way will provide the entertainment.
Close to 200 people are expected to attend. Tickets are available from www.civictheatre.com.au or phone 6926 9688. To donate to the foundation, call Karen on 0427 295 247.
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