NOT TRIVIAL: Tash McInnes and Stephanie Kay are urging the community to come and join Apex’s trivia night this Thursday.
NOT TRIVIAL: Tash McInnes and Stephanie Kay are urging the community to come and join Apex’s trivia night this Thursday. Sarah Dionysius

There’s nothing trivial about bowel cancer

BOWEL cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer yet is one of the most treatable if detected early.

In aid of Bowel Cancer Australia and to celebrate Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Apex Roma is hosting a trivia night this Thursday.

Apex member and bowel cancer survivor Stephanie Kay is hoping to shine some light on a cancer that is not often spoken about whilst having fun at the same time.

“I had bowel cancer when I was 21 and it’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month during June so we just thought we’d do something fun,” Ms Kay said.

“We’ve done a few trivia nights in the past and they have been really successful; and they’re not something that always happens in Roma.”

Bowel cancer awareness is obviously something that Ms Kay deems extremely important and is encouraging the community to get involved with the trivia night.

“The awareness side of it is really what is important as not many people really talk about it,” Ms Kay said.

“We just want everyone to come along and have fun, it’s not going to be a serious night.”

As an added incentive there will also be prizes for the winning teams.

“There’s cash prizes for first, second, third and a wooden spoon prize so you’ve got a good chance of winning if you come along,” Ms Kay said.

Apex are planning on donating half of what they raise on the night to Roma State College so they can erect a memorial on behalf of the late Martine Waldron.

“We are taking suggestions from the community on how we can honour her memory.”

Check out Apex Roma’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/roma.au.


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