Cocktails for a Cure (CFAC) is preparing for its third annual even which raises funds for ovarian cancer research.
Cocktails’ founder and committee member, Edwina McVeigh, Dalby, is partnering with local organisations on numerous levels of sponsorship and donations to bring guests a Hampton’s themed event in the beautiful gardens of Jimbour Homestead.
All funds raised will be donated to the Mater Foundation to fund research studies for a cancer that affects about 1400 women each year in Australia.
The first cocktails evening launched in 2016 and very quickly blossomed into one of the most sought-after events on Dalby’s social calendar.
This year’s event was instantly embraced with 400 tickets sold within two weeks of going on sale.
Following an additional release of tickets, a total of 450 guests will enjoy the beautiful surrounds of historic Jimbour House.
Host Sharen Kenny will once again bring people in the community together in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Mater Research Professor John Hooper will be a guest speaker on the night updating guests on the research developments with ovarian cancer.
Professor Hooper said he was looking forward to returning Jimbour House.
“It is a magical event and the committee does a wonderful job in raising awareness about ovarian cancer and the need for action and advocacy in the community,” he said.
“Funds raised from previous CFAC events has meant we can sustain a Study Coordinator staff member solely focused on coordinating ovarian cancer research studies – this is of huge benefit with the varied studies and clinical trials taking place.
“We are so thankful to Edwina and the committee for their wonderful efforts, and for the terrific support from the CFAC community.”
One of Australia’s emerging country artists Route 33 kicks off the entertainment for the evening.
Queensland duo Trent McArdle and Jock Barnes, not long returned from Australia’s largest music festival down in Tamworth, will be sure to have guests up dancing following the evenings live auctions and raffles taking place.
The Cocktails for a Cure committee are an incredible group of volunteers who are on their way to raising more than $100,000 for the Mater Foundation.
Mrs McVeigh has encouraged all attending to use Cocktails for a Cure as a reminder of the importance of cancer prevention, screening and early detection and why research is vital.
Edwina is a mother of three children, a nurse and wife of cotton and grain farmer Adam, who in 2008 lost her mother Dianne to ovarian cancer; her mother was 56.
“This event helps to celebrate hope. I am constantly encouraged by people’s kindness and generosity, raising funds for ovarian cancer research knowing it could save another daughter, mother, sister is personally important to me.”
Cocktails for a Cure will be held at Jimbour House, Jimbour on Sturday February 24, starting at 6:30pm.
All money raised is donated to Mater Foundation supporting Ovarian Cancer Research.