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Dining in the Dark fundraiser
World Down Syndrome Day to be recognised at Northlakes Public School
n recognition of World Down Syndrome Day, Northlakes Public School is holding a Rock Your Socks Day on March 21. The school encourages all students to don their most whimsical pair of socks.
“Bright and colourful, mismatched, long or short, it doesn’t matter, as long as you make a statement,” said Principal, Larry Micevski. Micevski said the 21st day of the third month was selected for the special event, as it signifies the uniqueness of triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome
that results in Down Syndrome. “We hope everyone enjoys celebrating all the wonderful things about people with Down Syndrome and rocking their boldest socks,” Micevski said. Source: Newsletter, Mar 15 Larry Micevski, Nothlakes Public School
Wyong Race Club will hold a Dining in the Dark fundraiser this April
yong Race Club is holding a unique fundraising evening to raise funds for blindness charity, Cure
The club will hold a Dining in the Dark meal from 6:30pm on April 6.
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Dining in the Dark are special dining events held across Australia to raise funds and awareness for charities and community groups battling blindness. Described as a sensory experience, Dining in the Dark events are designed to give everyday people an idea of how blind and low vision people live, as guests are blindfolded on arrival. Through the event, diners will get to experience some of the difficulties blind and low vision people face while doing everyday tasks such as eating a meal. Guests are encouraged to wear primary colours such as blue, red and yellow, to help simulate what low vision people see. Source: Website, Mar 15 Wyong Race Club Facebook page
First ever Central Coast Breast Compendium launched
ne of the region’s leading breast and general surgeons, Dr Mary Ling, has launched the first ever Central Coast Breast Compendium.
The Compendium tells the stories of local women and their personal experience with breast cancer. Dr Ling compiled the Compendium as a means to educate and inform Central Coast women about breast cancer and also to offer hope to the one in eight Australian women who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, as well as to their family and friends. “In surgery, we don’t
remember days, we remember moments,” Dr Ling said. “And there is nothing more heartwarming to see then the smile on a patient’s face when they have taken breast cancer head on and won. “What’s even more inspiring about these women, who have been prodded with more needles and endured more surgeries and scans than most people have had in a lifetime, is their courage and humour at a time when breast cancer has intruded into their lives. “I feel privileged to be part of The Central Coast Breast Cancer Compendium, which tells their stories,” Dr Ling said.
Women who shared their stories from the former Wyong LGA included Killarney Vale’s, Margaret Beardslee, Wyong’s, Suzanne Grahame, and Bateau Bay’s, Heather Kozak. The Central Coast Breast Cancer Compendium is available in hard copy at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and in digital format on Dr Ling’s website. The Compendium also contains breast cancer stories of women living in the former Gosford LGA, and resources and articles from other breast care professionals. Source: Document, Mar 8 Dr Mary Ling, Central Coast Breast Cancer Compendium
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