Luxury treatment


Janine Gambi celebrates her win with Parmelia Hilton general manager David Constantine.
Janine Gambi celebrates her win with Parmelia Hilton general manager David Constantine.

Janine Gambi was undergoing treatment when she received a call saying she had won.

Winners of the monthly competition, organised by the Cancer Council WA, receive a two-night pamper package at the Parmelia Hilton Perth, which includes accommodation in a king room, valet parking, treats on arrival and buffet breakfast.

“Earlier in the day I’d received some really good news regarding my test results and when I got the call to say I’d won the competition, it was like icing on the cake,” Ms Gambi said.

“I’ve taken part in fundraisers and competitions before, but I don’t think I’ve won anything in my life, certainly nothing as worthwhile as this.”

Ms Gambi entered the competition while taking part in Cancer Council WA’s Life Now program, which provides a range of yoga, exercise and meditation classes.

Ms Gambi said the programs helped take the pressure off during a difficult time.

“I felt so blessed and overwhelmed that there were these wonderful programs and people who work so hard to make our lives easier, especially while receiving treatment,” Ms Gambi said.

“I was surprised to find out how many support services we have access to, all of which reduce the burden of cancer.”

The Life Now programs are funded through community donations and are free for people who have cancer, their carers and family members.