Connolly mum of two’s second bout with breast cancer inspires pink high tea fundraiser


National Breast Cancer Ambassador Melina Dichiera and Dawn Gleeson are looking forward to Dawn's pink high tea event. Picture: Marie Nirme d474334
National Breast Cancer Ambassador Melina Dichiera and Dawn Gleeson are looking forward to Dawn's pink high tea event. Picture: Marie Nirme d474334

A SECOND bout with breast cancer has inspired Dawn Gleeson (40) to hold a pink high tea fundraiser in Connolly this month.

The Joondalup Resort employee and mother-of-two is undergoing breast cancer treatment for the second time.

“I was 33 the first time and just 39 when I was diagnosed again in April,” she said.

Mrs Gleeson said she had her final chemotherapy treatment last month and would start radiation in October, followed by five years of hormone therapy.

“I don’t want my daughter to live in a world with breast cancer so I’m doing my bit to raise money to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation fund better treatments and eventually a cure,” she said.

“I think it’s incredibly important to also spread awareness about breast cancer, in particular that breast cancer happens to young women.

“This high tea will raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation with $50 of each ticket going straight to them.”

Her surgeon Christobel Saunders will be a guest speaker at the October 15 fundraiser, which will include entertainment by Awkwardstra, an auction and raffle.

PINK HIGH TEA

What: National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser
When: Sunday, October 15 from 11am-2pm
Where: Joondalup Resort, Country Club Boulevard, Connolly
Cost: $89 per person ($50 goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation)
Bookings: www.joondalupresort.com.au

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