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BEATING THE BIG 'C'
Pam was 40 when she was diagnosed with breast
cancer and underwent surgery three years ago.
She has now fully recovered in her seaside
Clovelly home and is keen to share her
experience and support other lesbians diagnosed
with cancer. "It was a very frightening time but I
had a good experience and I survived," she said.
"What really helped me was talking to a woman
from the Cancer Council Connect service who
had been through a similar experience. It was so
nice to speak to someone who had had cancer and
who knew what I was going through."
Pam has volunteered to provide telephone
support to other lesbians newly diagnosed with
cancer in a joint project of ACON and The Cancer
Council Connect program where lesbian cancer
survivors are trained to provide one on one
telephone support. More volunteers like Pam are
needed to provide support for lesbians on their
journey through cancer. Comprehensive training
will be provided for all volunteers with
If you are a cancer survivor and would like to be
involved in this volunteer project please contact
Mahamati at ACON on (02) 9206 2084.
Rainbow Visions Hunter is holding the Moulin Rouge Ball
Extravaganza fundraiser at Newcastle Town Hall on July 16.
Tickets $85 are available at ACON Maitland Rd Islington.
Includes 3-course meal, beer, wine, champers, soft drink, and
spectacular entertainment by local drag kings and queens. The
Rainbow Visions Festival is calling for entries from young (25 and
under) GLBTQI artists to be part of the youth art exhibition in
Newcastle. Any form of art is acceptable. Visit
Lemon-aid -- Gillian Burton, Denise Allison, Trisha Molinari and
Helen Young -- are raising $5000 for Oxfam who supports
communities in need, including indigenous Australians. They are
running a mini lesbian film festival on July 30 7pm at Lilyfield
Community Centre, 19 Cecily St Lilyfield. $20 entry includes
refreshments, prizes, surprises and fun. For information
and bookings contact Trisha (02) 9818 1907 or Denise
(02) 9280 1213.
Feast Festival Adelaide celebrates its ninth year and has
announced the themes for 2005: fetish, family and philosophy.
Registered events are invited and welcome from all over Australia.
Registration forms can be downloaded from www.feast.org.au
under Feast News. Registrations close July 20.
The City of Sydney seeks feedback from the GLBT community
on its Rainbow Flags at Taylor Square proposal, which can be
viewed online until July 8 at www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
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