Hills mayor lends a hand for Pink Morning Tea

Staff at Bernie Mullane Sports Complex threw their doors  open  last week to a host a Pink Morning Tea for breast cancer research.

A bout 20 women joined in the pink-themed celebration to raise money and awareness for families battling breast cancer.

Organisers Sarah Spensley and Liz Jenkins praised the Kellyville community for supporting a cause which affects a number of the centre’s customers.

‘‘We held the event for the first time last year and raised $400,’’ Ms Jenkins said.

‘‘It’s a cause close to our hearts because a lot of local mums suffer from this disease.’’

Hills Council mayor Michelle Byrne was the guest of honour at the morning tea for her scientific research work drug resistant cancer cells.

‘‘I’m happy to support an event like this because the scientific community is dependant on fund raisers like this to raise money for cancer research,’’ Cr Byrne said.

Cr Byrne said only 23 per cent of grant applications are successful for cancer research.

‘‘Prevention is better than a cure, and if we can isolate and switch of the cancer cell then chemotherapy would be more effective.’’

One  woman to lend her support was Lillian Laing from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Ms Laing, who  is in Australia visiting her daughter, said she’s was personally touched by breast cancer when her sister Kate contracted the disease 15   years ago.

‘‘Breast cancer is a big killer the world over,’’ Ms Laing said.

‘‘We have similar events like this in Aberdeenshire and it’s important we continue to make progress for the future.’’

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