Swanfels hosts Biggest Morning Tea
MAVIS Morris knows how heart-breaking cancer can be: she lost her son to the insidious disease.
The grief her family endured has become the catalyst for her involvement in fundraising for the Australian Cancer Council.
Yesterday her mission to be involved in finding a cure for cancer took her and some girlfriends to the annual Swanfels Biggest Morning Tea at Pioneer Park.
“I think everyone has been touched by cancer in some way,” Mrs Morris said.
“And then it becomes your duty to be involved.
“Cancer is a terrible disease. We need to find a cure.”
Swanfels organiser Diane Morrall was thrilled with the roll-up at yesterday’s cuppa for a cause.
“You don’t have to go very far. You just have to talk with the people here to know how close cancer comes to us all,” Mrs Morrall said.
She has lost immediate family members and has close friends still battling the disease.
“I am always so overawed by the personal strength and courage of those diagnosed with cancer,” Mrs Morrall said.
“They fight hard to survive and it takes an incredible toll.
“Taking the time to spend with friends and have a cup of tea to raise funds is a very small, but worthy contribution.”
Former Swanfels local Mary Fischer agrees.
“I think one of the most important and pressing things in the world is a cure for cancer,” she said.
Biggest Morning Teas to raise research funds for the Australian Cancer Council are being held around Warwick this week.