Michelle Rowland held her community Pink Ribbon Morning Tea at Toongabbie Community Centre on Wednesday 31 October, raising more than $1,800 for Cancer Council Australia.
Michelle holds the morning tea each year to raise crucial funds to support cancer research.
Professor Nirmala Pathmanthan from the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute spoke at the morning tea about the importance of mammograms and breast cancer awareness.
The event was attended and supported by members of the Kings Langley Lions Club, students from Toongabbie Christian College, local Councillors Kathie Collins, Chris Quilky and Lisa Lake, and volunteers from the Knitted Knockers group.
The event was also supported by Blacktown Workers’ Club and Blacktown RSL Club, with both clubs donating raffle prizes in support of the event.
“It was wonderful to see the community come together again to raise funds for Pink Ribbon,” Michelle Rowland said.
“Every family knows someone who has been affected by cancer. I am proud to host this local morning tea each year in support of Pink Ribbon’s efforts to tackle women’s cancers.
“We have a wonderfully generous community and every year the support for Pink Ribbon grows.
“This year we raised our biggest ever donation totalling more than $1,800. All this money will go directly to the Cancer Council to help fund crucial cancer research,” Ms Rowland said.