Forrestfield boost for cancer fight

Minister for Women’s Interests Liza Harvey will be the guest of honour at Nathan Morton’s morning tea on October 30.
Minister for Women’s Interests Liza Harvey will be the guest of honour at Nathan Morton’s morning tea on October 30.

FORRESTFIELD MLA Nathan Morton is raising funds for the WA Cancer Council as part of his second annual Women of Forrestfield initiative.

Throughout the month-long campaign, Mr Morton promotes a cause that he identifies as relevant to the women of Forrestfield and the broader community.

Mr Morton and his High Wycombe electorate office have been shining a light on the issue of breast cancer throughout October, culminating in a morning tea to raise awareness and funds for a related charity.

“Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer),” Mr Morton said.

“Survival rates continue to improve in Australia, with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.

“As a husband and a son, I am very cognisant of the impact this disease can have on families and it is my aim to promote this cause via the Women of Forrestfield event.”

Minister for Women’s Interests Liza Harvey will be the guest of honour at the morning tea at the Woodlupine Centre in Forrestfield on Friday, October 30, at 10am.

Entry to the morning tea is by gold-coin donation, but RSVP to 9454 6415 or nathan.morton@mp.wa.gov. au for catering purposes.

Mr Morton will also be accepting donations to the Cancer Council at his electorate office.