May marks the start of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea month, and Casey residents will be putting their kettles on and baking up a storm to support the one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer.*
Local Casey resident, Danielle Murrihy, is participating in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea this year to raise much-needed funds to support the Cancer Council Victoria's research, education and support programs.
Cancer Council spokesperson, Barbara Fernandez, said Australia's Biggest Morning Tea raised nearly $9 million last year and is one of the Cancer Council's most popular fundraising events.
"Australia's Biggest Morning Tea provides a great opportunity to use your morning tea break to help the 66 Victorians diagnosed with cancer every day," Ms Fernandez said.
"Morning tea's can be held at work, home, or school and the event is a great excuse to catch up with friends, family or colleagues. Although the official date is Thursday 22 May, events can be held anytime throughout May."
The concept is fun and simple. Anyone interested in taking part registers as a host and their guests make a donation to the Cancer Council for their morning tea.
"With one in two Victorians diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, it is essential that we persist in raising funds for research, continue to educate people on the steps they can take to reduce cancer as well as maintain our support programs for people affected," Ms Fernandez said.
"Register to host your Australia's Biggest Morning Tea today and make your cup count in the fight against cancer."
To register call 1300 65 65 85 or visit www.biggestmorningtea.com.au
For a local interview or photo opportunity please contact Eva Zann on 03 9635 5359 or 0438 571 275.
* One in two Australians are diagnosed with cancer by age 85.