Rhonda Goudge is encouraging others to hit the Moama Bowling Club greens on October 20 to help raise money as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.By Jess Craig
For breast cancer survivor Rhonda Goudge, October is an important month.
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 months ago, Mrs Goudge said she became inspired to help other women in her situation.
‘‘I’d just finished my treatment when I heard about Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October),’’ she said.
‘‘I got in contact with Breast Cancer Network Australia and asked what I could do to hold a fundraising day.’’
Mrs Goudge came up with the idea to host a social bowls day to raise money for local breast cancer care facilities.
The Moama Bowling Club, where Mrs Goudge plays bowls, were happy to come on board and help.
Sport administrator Zane Mikin-Laurie said last year’s event raised $4000 for breast cancer support.
‘‘(An amount of) $2500 was donated to Echuca hospital for district breast cancer care facilities, and $1500 went to support national facilities,’’ Mr Mikin-Laurie said.
‘‘The club also donated money to support the day, and will be doing so again this year.’’
This year’s fundraiser will see all money raised go directly to local facilities. The bowls and barbecue day will be held on Sunday, October 20, from noon.
Tickets are $5 a person and the barbecue lunch is available for a gold coin donation.
Raffles will run through the day.
‘‘I’m hoping to see representatives from all the different clubs in the area come along and show their support
‘‘There’s a wonderful group of ladies who help co-ordinate the day and we’d love to see a big crowd.’’
For information about the day, contact Moama Bowling Club on 1800
Starting at 6pm, the night has a black and white theme, raffles, a silent auction and lucky seat prizes.
Tickets are $40, which includes a two-course meal. Bookings can be made at the Mathoura Post Office.
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