This year we celebrate 30 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. That’s 30 years of people across Australia getting together to raise a cuppa and contribute vital funds to support all those affected by cancer.
Karen Dawson from Kilmore has been hosting a Biggest Morning Tea event in her workplace for more than ten years.
“Everyone loves a bit of cake and a cuppa,” Karen said. “Our annual workplace Biggest Morning Tea is a great way to bring people together and raise money for a good cause.”
Diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2021, Karen is well aware of the impact of her fundraising in improving outcomes for herself and others who have been affected by cancer.
“If you see something not right get onto it straight away,” she said. “If I had been diagnosed with this form of cancer ten years ago, I may not have survived. But thanks to research, I’m now cancer free and here today to tell my story.”
For this year’s morning tea, Karen is planning on an office ‘bake off’ with a focus on men’s cancer.
“We have previously raised over $2000,” she said. “Everyone either has been or will be touched by cancer during their lives. Last year I lost two former colleagues to the disease, as well as my own diagnosis.”
Money from fundraising goes towards cancer research, prevention and early detection programs and to support people affected by cancer.
There are many ways to host a Biggest Morning Tea; you can host at home with family and friends, in a local park with your community, online or in the workplace. Every dollar raised makes an incredible difference to those impacted by cancer.