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Banding together to fight cancer

EUREKA Glenorchy Gardens residents have banded together with family and friends to raise vital funds for Cancer Council Tasmania.

Around 30 people attended a lunch and afternoon tea, which included a blind auction and trade table to raise $520 for the charity.

Cancer Council Tasmania prevention officer Jill Pierce said more than nine Tasmanians received a cancer diagnosis every day.

“The residents at Eureka Glenorchy Gardens wanted to show their support for Cancer Council Tasmania and raise money for those affected by cancer,” she said.

“Many of the residents have been personally affected by cancer, with one resident sharing that 10 members of her family had died of the disease.”

Cancer Council Tasmania offers a wide range of support services to people impacted by cancer, as well as undertaking cancer prevention activities and funding cancer research.

Eureka residents were keen to hear how they could help reduce their own risk of getting cancer and learn about the early signs and symptoms.

“The earlier cancer is found, the greater the chance of successful treatment and if needed, people can get medical assistance in a timely manner,” Ms Pierce said.

Caption: Eureka Glenorchy Gardens residents with family and friends at a fundraising event for Cancer Council Tasmania.