Jack high for cancer research

WHO would have thought some barefoot bowls and bubbles could unlock the key toc ancer?

On Friday evening all proceeds from a barefoot bowls fundraiser at C.ex Coffs will go towards intrepid Celebrity Dance for Cancer participant, Shona Hunter, who is partnered with Sean Heiford for February's gala event.

Shona, along with another celebrity dancer Adam Cross, is being coached by well known teacher Carol Myers from Pacific Dancentre.

Adam Cross, Carole Myers and Shona Hunter are busily preparing dance routines for the Celebrity Dance for Cancer gala evening in February.
Adam Cross, Carole Myers and Shona Hunter are busily preparing dance routines for the Celebrity Dance for Cancer gala evening in February.

"I am just starting to pick up the basics - it is somewhat different from the Highland dancing I learnt as a child!" Shona stated.

"Celebrity Dance for Cancer is the ideal forum to raise awareness about all cancers.

"I was shocked when I was told at the age of 27 an unusual skin lesion on my ear turned out to be a Melanoma. I waited a few months before the diagnosis and it didn't disappear so I visited my GP who advised it was OK. I just felt it wasn't right so I revisited my GP three months later and was immediately sent to the RPA in Sydney where an operation was performed on my ear, and my lymph nodes were also removed due to its spread.

"I have been clear now for nine years but am very vigilant about myself and my three beautiful healthy children; Tavish five years, Blaine three years and Caelan 18 months, ensuring they are always Sun Safe."

Shona's Barefoot Bowls and Bubbles kicks off at 6pm on Friday and everyone is being asked to wear blue and yellow in support of Cancer Council. The $20 donation will include sparkling wine, pizza and the cost of the lawn bowls.

"Bowling experience is not a criteria for the night as we will have an expert on hand to show you the ropes." Shona said.

Raffle and lucky door prizes will be a feature of the night, including prizes donated from Lion Nathan and C.ex Coffs as well as prizes for the best dressed team and best dressed person.



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