Leanne Buchholz, Marilyn Steel, Dianne Treveton and Jo Moorfoot have organised a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Leanne Buchholz, Marilyn Steel, Dianne Treveton and Jo Moorfoot have organised a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Luka Kauzlaric

Party organised in memory of mum lost to ovarian cancer

CHAMPAGNE, nibbles, make-up and jewellery are all on offer for a great cause, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Marilyn Steel took it upon herself to organise a fun night in with friends and work colleagues, in a bid to raise money for a cause that hits close to home.

Mrs Steel's mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and two years ago; in February 2012, she died.

"It seems like the timing is right. It's ovarian cancer awareness month and it's something that impacts my family directly," she said.

"I know a lot of people who have been affected by ovarian cancer too."

Mrs Steel is hoping about 25-30 women will attend the White Party and take part in the multi-draw raffles.

"I think it's a good thing, in that you get to raise money for a good cause while still having the opportunity to get together and enjoy each others company."

Throughout the night the women will be treated with nibbles, drinks and several gift packs will be raffled.

Some of the packs include $350 worth of make-up, recipe books and jewellery.

"It's been really nice to see businesses get involved too. When it comes up in conversation most people are happy to throw in a few extra goodies."

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers also donated a bottle of French champagne.

If you are interested in attending the party, to be held on February 22, email Mrs Steel on marilyn.steel@ rowland.com.au.

Leanne Buchholz, Marilyn Steel, Dianne Treveton and Jo Moorfoot have organised a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Leanne Buchholz, Marilyn Steel, Dianne Treveton and Jo Moorfoot have organised a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Luka Kauzlaric


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