Morning ‘teal’ talks ovaries and keeping them healthy

Joan Scott (Federal MP Bruce Scott’s wife) was the guest speaker at the breakfast yesterday.
Joan Scott (Federal MP Bruce Scott’s wife) was the guest speaker at the breakfast yesterday. Erin Smith

BRYSON'S Place turned teal yesterday as close to 100 people gathered at the restaurant for a breakfast raising money for ovarian cancer research.

February is ovarian cancer awareness month, focussed on a potentially fatal disease that 1200 Australian women are diagnosed with each year.

Organiser of the event Lynn Bryson said she was impressed with the number of people who turned up for the event.

"Despite the bleak weather everyone has still turned up," she said.

"There are 95 people here.

"It shows how well the Warwick community get behind these events."

Natalie and Kevin McDonald even travelled from the other side of the Cunningham's Gap for the event.

"We live just outside of Aratula," Mrs McDonald said.

"We come to Warwick once a week and Lynn invited us to come to this event."

Both agreed it was for a good cause.

Joan Scott, wife of Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott, said she did not hesitate when she was asked to be the guest speaker for the event.

"I lost my father and brother to cancer," she said.

"It is a good function and it is gratifying to see so many people here."

Mrs Scott's presentation provided the community with an insight into her life as the wife of a politician.

"I have spent half my married life as the wife of a politician," she said.

"That is 23 years."

Mrs Scott also said it was important for women to be vigilant and aware of the symptoms.

Be aware

The four most common symptoms of ovarian cancer are:

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating
  • Needing to urinate often or urgently
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly


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