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Byron raises almost $50k for Cancer Council

Stars of Byron Shire Dance for Cancer: Michael Berti and the Byron Bay Nippers. Photo NSW Cancer Council

Byron Shire community fundraising efforts in 2018 helped the Cancer Council take us one step closer to a cancer free future.

At the very least, people in treatment will now have more efficient and comfortable transport options than they have until now.

Over 250 people were involved in the council’s key local fundraising effort, the 2018 Stars Of Byron Shire Dance For Cancer at the Byron Bay Surf Club.

Thanks to their efforts and the wider community the local Cancer Council office is able to begin implementing a Ballina to Lismore Transport to Treatment Service. This service will aim to fill gaps in current transport services to meet the needs of people who are affected by cancer who are transport disadvantaged.

The ‘stars’ of the gala fundraiser are business owners and other Byron celebrities dancing with some of our local and fabulously talented dance teachers!

The whole community kicked off their heels, had a laugh and enjoyed a sparkling night of entertainment, excellent company and great food!

Hannah Brooks, Cancer Council’s community relations coordinator in the Far North Coast said the group ‘aims to lessen the burden for people affected by cancer by providing information and support when they need it most’.

‘Thanks to everyone involved in this year’s event, we are able to continue in our mission,’ she said.

 


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