As part of Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon month, Iluka resident Jo Kempshall and her sister Tina Webster from Woombah are hoping the whole community will ‘Unite in Pink’ with them on a mission to help beat breast and gynaecological cancer.
Their upcoming ‘Girls Night In’, now in its second year running is an event that ladies from the Iluka community and surrounds are very excited about! It is again being held at the Iluka Bowling Club on Saturday, October 15 at 6.30pm. Cost is $10 per person and organisers are asking everyone to bring a plate for all to share.
Organiser Jo Kempshall said she organised the event last year with her sister Tina as a celebration of Tina completing her chemo treatment for breast cancer.
“Last year was very emotional for me, but it was amazing! People from everywhere turned up and some very close friends and family surprised me,” said Tina.
“I’m really excited about the upcoming event. Along the way, many other friends might get diagnosed with cancer so we just want to do what we can,” said Tina.
Jo said last year was a great night and they raised $9,357! They are hoping to do the same this year while having a whole lot of fun in the process.
“Because last year was such a great night we are doing it exactly the same so save this date and come along! There will be raffles, lucky door and best dressed prizes and great entertainment. Come on girls get together and get your pink on,” said Jo.
“We want to continue to help with the research of women’s cancers as it is a very important cause and very personal to most of us,” said Jo.
Jo and Tina have been showered with support and generous donations from the community and they cannot thank everyone enough.
All ladies are welcome to attend this event and tickets can be purchased on the door on the night at the Iluka Bowling Club. For more information, contact Jo Kempshall on 0421 793 089.
Money raised from Pink Ribbon helps to fund local prevention programs such as Improve Your Long Game, support services such as, In Home Support service provided by CRANES Palliative Volunteer Service, and Transport to Treatment provided by Clarence Valley Community Transport.
To get involved with Pink Ribbon Day held Friday, October 21, please contact Sarah on 6639 1303 / [email protected] or visit www.pinkribbon.com.au.