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Big breaky shines light on breast cancer awareness

BREAKFAST is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, but now it's for a good cause.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Gayndah Branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association is hosting a fundraising breakfast for the community on October 26.

Remaining as the most common cancer among Australia women, the QCWA want to make a difference for all Australians affected by this disease, with proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Gayndah's QCWA president Jan Rawlins wanted to organise something a little different this year, in order to raise funds.

"We generally do this fundraising once a year, whether it's for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, drought or flood relief, and more,” Ms Rawlins said.

Formed in 1923, the Gayndah branch is one of the oldest and most respected branches within the association.

"We're an organisation for women to assist other women and children largely, as well anybody in the community that needs assistance.”

Believing research is the best way to prevent deaths by this disease, the organisation wants to improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated.

Starting at 7:30am, the breakfast will be taking place at the CWA rooms at 5 Pineapple St, Gayndah.

There are limited number of tickets on sale for $15, and can be purchased at Angela's Hair and Beauty.


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