Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group Ball and Breakfast raises funds By Marian SAMPSON
Over 180 masked ladies attended a Masked Ball at Broughtons at the Bay.
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The ladies who run the function, in support of the Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group, are all breast cancer survivors who were assisted by the group and now wish to help support the group.
All money raised from the games, raffle prizes, and auctions stays within Tomaree Peninsula to assist local ladies undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer.
Spokesperson Taurie Lalor, President, Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group Inc., told News Of The Area, “In the nine months so far this year, the group has assisted 18 new breast cancer patients, as well as assisting past patients with ongoing treatments.”
That equates to 306 transfers from Tomaree Peninsula to Newcastle or Maitland so far this year, and in May this year the group had a staggering number of 65 drives.
“As well as driving ladies from Tomaree Peninsula to medical appointments in Newcastle or Maitland, the group provides, on an as-need basis, house cleaning, lawn mowing, child minding and face-to-face support,” she said.
$8,000 was raised from at the Masked Ball which will assist many more ladies.
Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group will be holding the annual `In the Pink Breakfast’ at Nelson Bay Bowling Club on Wednesday 18 October 2017, commencing at 7am, with special guest speaker Melissa Hinston, 2017 Newcastle Woman of the Year.
Tickets, which are $30 each, are available from Nelson Bay Bowling Club.
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