Gympie businesses unite in the fight against cancer
SOUTHSIDE Town Centre businesses Laguna Real Estate and Farmer and Sun greengrocers share more than a shopfront.
The two businesses are united in a mission to help find a cure for cancer.
Emily Lang, Laguna Real Estate Gympie licensee, and Trena Waugh, owner and operator at Farmer and Sun, are hosting a morning tea tomorrow to raise funds for Cancer Council Australia.
The morning tea is part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea drive - aiming to raise more than $13 million to fund research, prevention and support services for those affected by cancer.
The joint effort over a cuppa is being staged out the front of both businesses between 10am and 12 noon.
Expect plenty of home-baked sweet and savoury treats along with tea and coffee available for purchase.
Raffle tickets are also being sold for the chance to win a specialty cake or gourmet hamper.
"All proceeds raised will be donated to the Cancer Council Australia to help fund further research," Ms Lang said.
"Please come along and enjoy the morning. Bring a few friends, catch up over a cuppa and a cake."
Raising money to help fight cancer and assist those diagnosed touches many lives.
An estimated 128,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year and by 2020, that number could blow out to 150,000.