Celebrate mothers while helping children

Children’s Medical Research Institute Gerringong’s annual High Tea and Fashion Parade is on again this Mother’s Day weekend.

The fashion parade will showcase fashions from Annalou, Beyond the Beach, Bombo Clothing, Cherry Red and Searching for Sage.

Wendy Quinn, Maggie Simmons, Katie Wicks, and Greer Fulton

CMRI members Kate Quinn, Gwen Wishart, Greer Fulton, Maggie Simmons, Katie Wicks, Deb Langton, Belinda Wall, Jan Chudleigh and Wendy Quinn will be models for the event.

“There will be a range of fashions to appeal to all age groups, and the ticket includes a glass of bubbly and a delicious assortment of CMRI Gerringong’s legendary sweet and savoury home-made delights,” says Lorraine Peade.

“As well as great food and entertainment there will be a raffle and lucky draw prizes, made possible by a very supportive local business community.

“What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than an enjoyable afternoon out with your mother, grandmother, friends and family and helping at the same time to raise money for medical research that is the key to finding cures for childhood diseases.”

Currently cancer kills eight million adults and children globally every year.

CMRI Gerringong has been raising money for medical research since 1959.

During that time, the hard working members have raised over $1.8 million. And they show no sign of stopping.

One of the latest areas of research they are helping to fund is ProCan, an international project based at CMRI’s Westmead facility. Through ProCan, CMRI scientists will analyse 70,000 cancers over the next five years.

It is hoped that, through this research, in the future when a patient is diagnosed with cancer, their cancer will be able to be analysed within 36 hours and compared to the vast store of information that will exist. By giving doctors a diagnosis of the exact type and subtype of cancer, a personalised treatment plan will give the patient the greatest likelihood of success.

Details: Saturday 13 May, Gerringong Town Hall,
2-4pm. Tickets $30 from Cronin’s Liquor,
Blackwood St, Gerringong

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