By TESSA MAPSTONE
FOR Annie Evans, the decision to host fund-raising events for the Cancer Council Queensland came from a desire to help friends who faced a battle with cancer.
“There’s not a lot I can do to help them, really,” she said.
She and many volunteers from the Cancer Council’s Noosa Branch have been helping cancer sufferers in ways they can make a difference, by raising funds for support services for patients.
Their next project will be the Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 22 May, featuring a guest speaker intimately acquainted with the pain of helping loved ones battle the disease.
The $10 per person entry fee will go directly to the Cancer Council Queensland.
Noosa branch chairwoman Marika Langley said the funds would go towards research for a cure but also, importantly, to assist with patient care.
“Many people need to travel to Brisbane for their treatment,” she said.
“There are the hostels, there’s a service where volunteer drivers pick people up from the railway station and take them to where they need to go for their chemo or radiation therapy, or to the hostel.”
“The money will also go to the wig library and the ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ project, which provides make-up assistance and training for people who have lost their hair and their eyebrows.”
The Biggest Morning Tea will begin at 9.30am, at the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, Noosaville.