Enjoy a cuppa with locals to help raise cancer awareness
IN 2012, Wendy Robinson went to get her routine check-up and if she didn't, she wouldn't be here today.
Around the same time she celebrated her 55th birthday, Miss Robinson had a mammogram which picked up two lumps on her left breast. She was sent to Toowoomba for a scan and biopsy.
A few weeks later she was diagnosed with triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma, a rapid growing form of breast cancer.
The Roma local is one of many brave cancer survivors who will be at Australia's Biggest Morning Tea among the flowers and greenery of Moorelands Bush Nursery this Sunday.
Members of Cancer Council Queensland's Roma Volunteer Branch will host the fundrasier to raise awareness and help make a difference to locals affected by cancer.
Miss Robinson said her results came as a shock and the morning tea will give people the opportunity to promote awareness for cancer.
"I didn't know the lumps were there and if I didn't have the mammogram then I probably wouldn't be here today," she said.
"It was only in the left breast but I decided to have the other one off as well so I had a double mastectomy."
After six rounds of chemotherapy and 25 rounds of radiation Mrs Robinson is now in the clear but said her experience has driven her to help others.
"Other people helped me, and if it wasn't for my family providing full-time support I don't know what I would've done," she said.
"It must be really difficult for people on their own and that's what has driven me to give those people if they don't have that support.
"I'm really excited for the morning tea in Roma, if the weather is nice we should get a good roll up."
Branch member Annette Huntley said in addition to the morning tea, there will be a cake stall, multi draw raffles and a cent auction.
"We love how the community comes to together to enjoy a lovely morning and relax in the lovely gardens of the Nursery," she said.
"Everyone is welcome to attend, whether they drop in for an hour or stay the whole morning, we would love to see you."
Join Wendy and 300 locals as they gather for a morning filled with tea, food and fundraising in support of Cancer Council Queensland this Sunday from 9am at Moorelands Bush Nursery.
To host an event, or donate, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.