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Australians challenged to help save lives, one tasty course at a time!

Food lovers all over Australia will be encouraged to ‘stay in and entertain’ this October to support clinical trials research which aims to save every life from breast cancer – www.breastcancertrials.org.au.

World leading research organisation, Breast Cancer Trials, is spicing things up with a mouth-watering Indian inspired 3 Course Challenge – www.3coursechallenge.com.au.

This delicious fundraising initiative invites Australians to take on the challenge of cooking a three course Indian feast to raise money for life-saving breast cancer clinical trials research.

All those concerned they don’t have the culinary prowess to pull off a three-course menu, need not worry, they will have Top Chef and TV Personality Sarah Todd by their side.

Sarah is renowned for her sumptuous Indian flavours and has curated a fresh, healthy menu that is sure to appeal to every palette. All registered 3 Course Challenge participants who raise $150 or more can join Sarah for a livestreamed cooking class on Saturday 16 October, where she will share tips and tricks to ensure their three-course meal will be a delicious success. They can also interact with Sarah, asking her questions about the menu throughout the livestream.

Registrant’s are encouraged to share their newfound culinary skills by cooking the three course meal for their friends and family following Sarah’s cooking class on Saturday 16 October or any time until 30 November (restrictions permitting).

For Australians currently experiencing lockdown, the great news is that this challenge is done from the safety of your own home. Cooking for your household or hosting a virtual dinner party via a platform like Zoom, are all fun ways to stay active and connected in these difficult times, whilst supporting a very worthy cause.

Sarah is passionate about supporting Breast Cancer Trials as her own mum Lorraine was diagnosed with breast cancer on her 50th birthday. Sarah was only 21 when her mum received the devastating news.

“Mum was a single mother who raised three children, worked full time and did everything on her own. I see her as a superwoman. When she got sick, it was a huge shock for her to go from caregiver to the one needing to receive care for the first time.”

Sarah recalls how hard it was to watch her mum undergo chemotherapy treatment, seeing the pain she was in. She says, “Nobody really talks about the fact that losing your hair can cause crazy amounts of pain. Mum felt like her scalp was being stabbed with pins as her hair fell out.”

Sarah knows that without the advances made in breast cancer clinical trials research, it could have been a different outcome for her superwoman mum. 2

Everyone who signs up for the 3 Course Challenge will be given all the elements they need to make their dinner party a fun feast including access to a music playlist on Spotify, templates for invitations and an Indian trivia quiz, as well as Zoom backgrounds for dinner parties held online.

Find more information on how you can join the challenge here: www.3coursechallenge.com.au.

With current international travel restrictions in place and many parts of the country experiencing lockdown, Breast Cancer Trials hopes the 3 Course Challenge can bring some fun and a touch of International cuisine to Australian homes this October and November.

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