(2/2) ‘One of my favourite moments since starting Peace of Mind was to witness the wonderful connections and friendships that were forged by the Women’s Retreat for Brain Cancer we hosted last October. (Pictured below) I was overwhelmed by the incredible volunteer response we had from the local community (especially Torquay). Within 24 hours of a simple Facebook post we had over 35 female volunteers signed up to assist with the retreat. We had professional hairdressers, make-up artists, massage therapists, nurses, counsellors, catering companies all donating their time or services to make it a truly memorable event. We brought together close to 50 patients/carers who were mostly strangers, and by the end of the weekend many of the women walked away with life-long friends who all share in a common experience; brain cancer.
On Saturday the Werribee and District 4WD Club hosted our first 4WD Adventure Day. Over 24 4WDs and families came out to support this event. I cannot thank Leigh Taylor enough for organising the day. It was a pleasure to spend the day with all of the members of the Werribee & District 4WD club and we greatly appreciate your enthusiasm and support. Apart from it being a fantastic social outing for brain cancer patients and families, the club also raised $1,000 for Peace of Mind just in raffle tickets and fines for anyone who got bogged- and there was a lot of getting bogged. I’m positive it will be even bigger and better next year.
I would love to thank the community of Geelong for their support for everything that we are trying to achieve. The main message is that brain cancer does not discriminate. It is ‘everybody’s’ cancer, whether you are 9 months or 99 years old, anyone can get it. I would encourage you to go onto our website www.peaceofmindfoundation.org.au or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Peaceofmindfoundationaustralia/ and find out more about who we are and what we do and please help us continue to support all of these local families. If you are interested in doing a fundraiser for us, becoming a business sponsor, becoming a volunteer or would just like to find out more info then please do not hesitate to contact us.’ Rebecca Picone, Co-Founder of Peace of Mind, Brain Cancer support.