Residents of Harmony Village in Shepparton held a special tea and cakes event to raise money for breast cancer research on Sunday.By Alexandra Bolkas
Harmony Village independent living residents enjoyed a delicious selection of cakes and tea to raise money for breast cancer research yesterday.
Independent living units co-ordinator Mary Pell said about 90 residents dug deep for a cause that had personally affected most residents.
‘‘Every man or woman in the village has been touched by breast cancer, whether it be themselves, a family member or a friend,’’ she said.
‘‘Today is about honouring them and it’s also a celebration, not just about doom and gloom, we’re celebrating people who have survived.’’
Mrs Pell said Harmony Village hoped to raise more than $3000 for the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon event.
Breast cancer survivor Kaye Ashe, 58, was the guest speaker.
The former Shepparton resident said she was diagnosed with ‘‘high risk’’ breast cancer seven years ago and underwent a mastectomy.
‘‘I had eight lots of chemotherapy and 30 lots of radiotherapy,’’ she said.
Mrs Ashe said she found one large tumour and went to a doctor, who found another three.
Five days later she was in hospital undergoing a mastectomy and eight months of ‘‘full on’’ treatment.
She urges women young and old to check their breasts and get regular mammograms.
‘‘I saw a lot of girls in hospital that were younger than me with breast tumours,’’ she said.
She said her family played a huge role in her recovery, with her daughter quitting her job in Western Australia to be closer to her.
Mrs Ashe said she was in remission after ending treatment six years ago and had been enjoying life.
‘‘I used to be a workaholic, but not anymore .
‘‘Since I’ve finished treatment I’ve been travelling a lot and enjoying people and life.’’
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