Port Lincoln supports breast cancer cause

The Port Lincoln community has shown its support for breast cancer research at the Breast Health Awareness Day on Sunday.

Nearly 100 tickets to the event were sold as information was presented on breast cancer treatment and prevention.

Organiser Sue Bishop said there had been positive feedback on the event and it was encouraging to see the community continue to support breast cancer causes.

“Everyone was so supportive,” she said.

Mrs Bishop said more than $2500 was raised for Breast Cancer Network Australia with the event’s raffle.

A $2000 donation was contributed to by local organisations including Dragons Abreast Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln Rotary Club and Beyond Bank.

Guest speakers included Dr Ali Lydeamore whose discussion was on “lumps, bumps and other bits” while Dr Stephen Birrell talked about a new hormone treatment to prevent breast cancer.

Another speaker was local breast cancer survivor Bec Kolpondinos who talked about her journey with cancer and her participation in the So Brave 2018 calendar.

Mrs Kolpondinos and Coffin Bay’s Ana Ackland joined 10 other women who were diagnosed with breast cancer for photo shoots that feature in the calendar.

Mrs Kolpondinos said she got to see the launch of the calendar in Melbourne last month and was excited for the local launch.

“It’s been a long time in the making and a lot of people put their time and effort into it,” she said.

The local launch will be at the Coffin Bay Yacht Club on November 12.

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