|Working for a cure: Flinders District Lions Club host Monica Holland, Dr Antonella Papa PhD and members of the Lions Club Team at Flinders Pink Ribbon Breakfast. Picture: Supplied
OCTOBER was Breast Cancer Awareness Month with many events fundraising for research. One was the 8th Annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Flinders Golf Club, Tuesday 29 October, which was attended by over 100 people and supported by Flinders District Lions.
The morning raised over $9,300 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which is the only national body that sponsors breast cancer research through money raised from the public.
The Guest Speaker was Dr Antonella Papa PhD.
Dr Antonella Papa is a National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Career Development Fellow and heads the Cancer Biology and Cell Signalling laboratory in the Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Also attending this year’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast was Lisa Mastoras, the Head of Community Fundraising for The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Lisa came to acknowledge and thank the community for their wonderful support of this event for the past eight years.
An amazing local lady called Jo also attended the breakfast. Jo is a person whom many know in the community as she has helped them when recovering from Breast Cancer. Jo is a McGrath Breast Care Nurse and works on The Mornington Peninsula not only to support the patient and their family, but also to work and educate our communities as well.
“The audience were eager to learn and understand the research and gave generously to the event,” host Monica Holland said.
Working for a cure: Flinders District Lions Club host Monica Holland, Dr Antonella Papa PhD and members of the Lions Club Team at Flinders Pink Ribbon Breakfast.