Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Buses Pick Up the Cancer Cause

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Buses Pick Up the Cancer Cause

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Byline: TEGAN ANNETT Fundraising

A MATCHING tattoo on Duaine Tribolet and Elizabeth Patterson's wrists gives a stark reminder of Elizabeth's battle with cancer.

The Stonestreets Coaches driver and his sister gathered with other staff from the bus company to celebrate their contribution to the Cancer Council throughout October, the month of the Pink Ribbon fundraiser.

Buses decorated with pink bows, balloons and ribbons will make their way around Gladstone while drivers sell raffle tickets onboard.

Mr Tribolet was privileged to be part of the fundraising effort, to help other families who have been touched by the disease.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, Ms Patterson was able to have it cured due to an early detection, chemotherapy and radiology.

She had her last round of chemotherapy in January and radiology in February.

"The worst part was losing my hair, I had long black curly hair... I just don't feel like me anymore. The scar has been tough dealing with as well," she said of her two lumpectomies. …

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