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Breast Cancer Comfort Cushions Fundraising Event

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
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Breast Cancer Comfort Cushions was founded in 2002 by Paula Summerfield, an inspirational breast cancer survivor.

This unique idea of 'Comfort Cushions' came about in 2002, when Paula received a cushion at Warragul Hospital. Paula was undergoing surgery for breast cancer and was inspired by this generous gift.

Paula then decided she would utilise her sewing and craft skills and create a range of beautiful hand-crafted cushions designed to bring some comfort to other women undergoing the same surgery.

Breast Cancer Comfort Cushions was then born in October 2002, and ten years later, Paula has brought her 'Gifts of Comfort' to thousands of women and continues to support not only Victorian women, but all women, as Paula has helped set up independent groups in Australia, Holland, Mexico and South Africa.

Celebrating ten years of Breast Cancer Comfort Cushions, Paula and her team of volunteers are hosting a series of special events this October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The events will be composed of an auction, a silent auction, a trivia quiz, a raffle and there will be opportunities throughout the day to purchase items from the trading table. It is a great time to purchase early Christmas gifts and a free bag will be given out to each guest.

Tickets for the various fundraising events are priced at $20 and guests will be treated to morning tea, finger food, lunch and afternoon tea.

Guests are also encouraged to dress in pink for a chance to win 'The Best Dressed Outfit' prize.

Upcoming Breast Cancer Comfort Cushions Fundraising Events will be held on:

October 13th
Mornington Golf Club
Tallis Drive, Mornington
9:30 a.m. to approx. 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Nan Vassallo, Phone: 5982 9058

October 20th
Geelong Bucklety's Entertainment Centre
54 Fellmongers Road, Breakwater
9:30 a.m. to approx. 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Debbie Leombruni, Phone: 5247 1990

October 22nd
The Warragul Club Downtowner
55 Victoria Street (beside McDonalds), Warragul
9:30 a.m. to approx. 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Paula Summerfield, Phone: 5627 8497, Mobile: 0422 304 399

For more information on Breast Cancer Comfort Cushions, please visit the official website.
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