MORETON REGION BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Moreton Region Breast Cancer Support Group is a not for profit self help organisation, membership consists of men and women who have had breast cancer. It has been in existence since about 1999 and was an initiative of Queensland Health, Brisbane Northside Health District.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month, except January, at John Naumann Hall, Deception Bay Road, Deception Bay from 10. am to 12 Noon and at the Caboolture Community Health Centre, Bury Street, Caboolture (adjacent to Caboolture Hospital) 1pm on the first Wednesday each month. Women with advanced (metastatic or secondary) breast cancer meet when possible. New members and their supporters are welcome to attend.
Meetings are intended to link all people within the Brisbane Northside Health district who have had breast cancer so that they can freely discuss issues of mutual concern and interest. Speakers and events are arranged to inform and educate members on matters requested by the members. A wide range of topics is covered, extending beyond medical matters and encompassing all member interests.
People who do not wish to attend meetings but would like to keep updated on information about the support group and/or local resources and events are invited to place their names on the mailing list for the monthly newsletter via email or hard copy.
Some activities that members enjoy are Aqua sessions at Dolphins at KippaRing after Chemotherapy, Lunch in the Bunny Cafe at the nearby RSL club on the 3rd Wednesday each month, various fund raising events such as Gift Wrapping, Sausage Sizzles, Raffles and Mini-Fields of Women. Some members enjoy participating on information tables at local shopping centres and events. A few members participated in the Coolum to Noosa Walk for Breast Cancer, some attended the "Field of Women Live" on the MCG in May 2005 and more attended the "Field of Women Live" at Telstra Stadium in 2007, Melbourne again in 2009 and are participating in the Sydney event for August 2013. Some members participated in the first Redcliffe Relay for Life and were presented with a trophy as the team that raised the most, they raised over $5000 for The Cancer Council Queensland. All activities are presented at the request of members and participation is absolutely optional. Many members simply wish to keep themselves informed and do not participate in any of the activities. Car pooling outings happen atleast once or twice a year to various locations.
The support group is run by the members for the members and every effort is made to meet the personal needs of each unique individual.
This group is a member group of Breast Cancer Network Australia. http://www.bcna.org.au/
If you have recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer please contact BCNA for the free
My Journey Kit