BREAKFAST FOR A CAUSE: Bryson’s Place owner Lynn Bryson (left) and staff member Virginia Smith will hold a breakfast next Tuesday to support ovarian cancer research.
BREAKFAST FOR A CAUSE: Bryson’s Place owner Lynn Bryson (left) and staff member Virginia Smith will hold a breakfast next Tuesday to support ovarian cancer research. Kerri Burns-Taylor

The colour teal is the key

LYNN Bryson wants voices to be heard in an effort to tackle a silent killer.

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

Mrs Bryson said she was motivated to get involved after losing somebody close to her to the cancer.

This month she is hosting a teal themed breakfast to raise awareness.

"It is a cause very dear to our hearts," she said.

"Most people know someone who it has touched.

"This is about the fourth year we have done something. Last year was so successful we had to do it again."

Joan Scott, wife of Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott, will be the special guest speaker at the February 19 event.

Mrs Bryson said she asked Mrs Scott to be the guest of honour in a bid to make the morning a little light-hearted.

"She is an interesting person who might have some good stories to tell about being the wife of a politician," Mrs Bryson said.

The Warwick businesswoman said the day was not just about the ladies and urged husbands, partners, fathers and male friends to come along.

"We would also like some men to come along to see our guest speaker and just to support the girls," she said.

The breakfast will be next Tuesday at 7.30am at Bryson's Place. Tickets are $20.

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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