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Family bonds create special day for mums


Family bonds create special day for mums

Two Sunshine Coast women aim to honour mothers while raising much-needed funds for Bloomhill Cancer Care services.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, local sisters-in-law Melanie and Maritza Barone are set to honour women while supporting Bloomhill Cancer Care.

They pair will host a sold-out Mother’s Day Ladies Luncheon for 130 local women at Pier 33 on May 10.

The inspiration behind the event stems from Melanie’s personal journey, having lost her mother Maria to cancer just over a year ago.

Melanie watched her mum undergo a range of treatments, from conventional oncology and radiation to complementary therapies to keep her comfortable during her journey.

“It was the complementary treatments and allied health professionals that particularly gave her much-needed relief while she bravely fought her cancer,” Melanie says.

“This is why we have chosen to dedicate a newly created event, the Bloomed Mother’s Day Ladies Luncheon to Bloomhill Cancer Care.

“Bloomhill resonates deeply with us, as it tirelessly supports locals who are navigating the complexities of a cancer diagnosis.

“We know first-hand how important these services are to those undergoing treatment.

“And raising funds is our way of acknowledging the great work they undertake in our community.”

Maritza says an event like this is no easy feat to pull off.

And the overwhelming support from the Sunshine Coast community and prominent businesses has been remarkable.

“Everyone knows somebody who has been touched by cancer and we know the Sunshine Coast is a very giving community,” Maritza says.

“It has been incredible to witness the collective effort that has brought this event to fruition.

“We look forward to a great day celebrating all the women in our lives.”

Bloomhill general manager Holly Hale is sharing her heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of support for the inaugural event.

“We are profoundly grateful to see people within our community rallying behind Bloomhill Cancer Care,” Ms Hale says.

“Special events such as this help us educate people about the important services available at Bloomhill for those impacted by cancer while raising essential funds to support our nursing and therapy services, as well as take the time to say thank you to the community who support us.”

The Bloomed Mother’s Day Ladies Luncheon promises to be a day of celebration.

It aims to honour life and the resilience of those who have faced or are currently navigating the cancer journey.

The general public can visit to support Bloomhill Cancer Care’s mission.

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