THE Blueberry Cafe in Alkimos will hold a fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness month next week.
The Cupcakes 4 a Cure event will support the Kids Cancer Project, motivated by the story of a boy who attended the cafe’s mum and bubs group on Mondays.
Now in remission, Thomas Hunt (2) was diagnosed with cancer of the soft tissue, or rhabdomyosarcoma, in January.
“Thomas completed his chemotherapy treatment in July so he is now in remission,” his mother Jane said.
Mrs Hunt approached cafe manager Chantelle St James about holding a fundraiser in September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“When she requested we hold a cupcake fundraiser at the Blueberry Cafe I didn’t even give it a second thought, of course,” Mrs St James said.
“Raising funds for childhood cancer research is so important – hearing your child has cancer would be your worst nightmare come true.
“The more funding that goes in to research the better.
“Too many children are taken by this horrible disease and too many relapse.
“The beautiful children fighting their battle with cancer are heroes and we should do all we can to help them.”
The cupcake fundraiser will run for two days at Blueberry Cafe on Bulwark Avenue, Alkimos on September 26 and 27, with entertainment on Monday to include Barn Babes Animal Farm, Glass Slipper Entertainment and Playtastic.
There will also be a raffle draw at noon, with prizes from Einstein’s Top Secret Science Perth, All About Sports, Anytime Fitness and Amelia’s Baby Massage.
Cupcakes are $3, raffle tickets $5 or people can make gold coin donations and enjoy the entertainment.