Thursday Ladies’ Bible Study Group took on special meaning on 27 October with the morning devoted to Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October.
The purpose of BCAM is to raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also aims to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.
The theme of the morning tea was to ‘wear something pink’ and the subject matter of the day’s Bible study was on the hope and comfort that comes from God alone as we depend on Him even during times of adversity,
In an endeavour to learn more about breast cancer and its effects, ladies joined in a Breast Cancer Awareness quiz which gave everyone greater insight on the disease and the importance of regular testing for early diagnosis and risk prevention.
The ladies enjoyed a sumptuous morning tea which started with plates of ‘ful medames’ (fava beans) followed by sweets and cakes. In a wonderful atmosphere of socialising, conversation and friendship, the small group of women raised $500. A further $220 was raised the following day through the generosity of participants of the ACWC aged day care program.
Though fundraising was not the intended purpose of the event, it was to raise awareness, the heartfelt donations amounting to $720 were transferred to Breast Cancer Australia Network.