Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Night in Cushions the Blow of Cancer

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Night in Cushions the Blow of Cancer

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GIRLS NIGHT IN is all about women supporting women who are going through the toughest time of their lives.

Every October groups of girls a young and old a get together to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise money for the Cancer Council.

On Monday night the Zonta Club of Maryborough will join in support of all breast cancer sufferers and survivors a and at the same time will do something practical to help.

Club members have sewn a pile of breast cushions that will be finished off on Monday night so they can be distributed to local women who have undergone mastectomies.

"This is a national project of the Zonta Club and we make these cushions every year," Sandy Peters from the Zonta Club said.

"The satin cushions have already been made a we're going to stuff and package them on Monday night."

When Tinana woman Val Russell-Wilson had a mastectomy 22 years ago, breast cushions were non-existent.

"I used a baby's cushion," she said. …

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