Sales aid cancer research
LOOKING for a Christmas gift that will keep on giving through the new year?
A group of women bonded by a love of bikes has published a calendar based on the adventures of Coffs Harbour's Suzanne Mills, who rode her Suzuki GSX-R 600 around Australia in July to raise $10,000 for an "assistance dog" for Sam, a young man who has global disorder dysfunction, autism and absent epileptic seizures.
Suzanne had been a member of a number of motorcycle groups and 12 months ago set up a Facebook page for Women On Motor Bikes.
WOMBS was born involving members drawn from Wollongong to Brisbane.
"Showing some photos to a group of biker friends, a member of the group remarked it would make an awesome calendar," Sue said.
"The idea then became reality as many of the WOMBS members had family or friends who had cancer, who were going through their own battles with cancer or who had passed away from cancer. With the club's name reduced to an acronym - WOMBS - it became a natural progression to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW ovarian cancer.
"Ovarian cancer doesn't have the same profile and is a lesser-known cancer than breast cancer. We thought it fitting to raise awareness about ovarian cancer as well as raising funds for ovarian cancer research."
Sue said the WOMBS members hoped to raise $5000 through calendar sales.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women, with one in 78 women developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime.
To purchase the 2015 WOMBS calendar, contact Sue on 0417 491 768. It's also available from the Idle Inn Cafe, Nana Glen, or at the Cancer Council office, 121 High St, Coffs Harbour.