Bridgetown Fair to support SolarisCare South West

Many people know of someone affected by cancer.  It’s a fact that can’t just be brushed under the carpet, and if you’d like to support a centre that helps cancer patients then head along to a fair at Ford House in Bridgetown on 26 September 2010 from 10am – 4pm.

Students from the John Curtin Leadership Academy. Standing: Lucas Zieland, Kristen Barker, Adam Goor. Sitting: Fiona Mathieson, Marina Nelson, Susie Delaporte

A group of forward thinking students from the John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) have teamed up with SolarisCare South West Cancer Support Centre to help cancer patients in regional WA.

Academy members are organising the fair  to support the newly opened Bunbury centre which provides free complementary therapies such as massage and reflexology to cancer patients and their carers.

Susie Delaporte, spokesperson for the SolarisCare Fair project said that the fair will offer people the opportunity to experience a variety of therapies offered by SolarisCare, as well as the chance to enjoy the stalls, attractions and live music. “Helping cancer patients and carers is something we have all come to care about on a personal level. Organising the fair really gave us an opportunity to get out there and make a differencein the world. That kind of hands-on experience is something you don’t ofte get at university, and it has been extremely rewarding.”

David Edwards, General Manager of SolarisCare said that he hoped the fair would raise awareness about the services of SolarisCare and show people how complementary therapies can provide relief of the side effects of conventional cancer treatments, as well as giving carers a chance to take a break and relax.

The JCLA leadership program fosters leadership skills in high achieving students. JCLA Coordinator Daniel Mitchell said the Academy gave young people a platform to make a difference in the community.

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