Ladies set to roll the bowls for cancer awareness
IN KEEPING with the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Just Teasin Hair Salon is teaming up with Monto Bowls Club for a Bras and Bowls night.
This Friday, October 28, at 6pm, ladies are invited to visit Monto Bowls Club for an evening of social bowls and fun activities.
Just Teasin owner Judi Baldwin has a history of cancer in her family and said she wanted to do something to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"My mum's had surgery, my sister's had partial surgery and I had a double mastectomy two years ago,” Mrs Baldwin said.
"It's about making people aware that early detection is key, and knowledge of how to get detection and where to go.”
The $20 cover charge, which is $10 for young children, will net attendees a free glass of wine from the Bowls Club bar and finger food.
There will be a spider bowl, where ladies bowl for prizes laid out on the greens.
Other prizes will be given out in a raffle, with five $200 Gold Coast accommodation vouchers and 10 $50 vouchers up for grabs.
In addition to the raffle, there will be a lucky door prize, and a prize for the best decorated bra.
The event will be educational as well as enjoyable; guest speakers from Monto Hospital will deliver a talk on the importance of early checks and procedures to take post-treatment.
There will also be a screening of Wide Bay Health and Hospital Service's video on Monto resident Kim Pointon's breast cancer journey.
Monto Bowls Club ladies president Bronwyn Torrens got involved when she learned Judi, her sister-in-law, was planning something to raise awareness.
"We've all been touched by cancer and particularly breast cancer in our families,” Mrs Torrens said.
"Just about everybody's had experience with it somewhere or other.”
Though the event is targeted at women, family members, males included, are encouraged to attend.
The bowls aspect will be strictly social, and may be kept to the spider roll depending on group interest.
"Mark (the men's club president) will take them out on the greens for the spider, but unless people want to do it, we'll mainly be providing the venue,” Mrs Torrens said.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Cancer Council and McGrath Foundation.