Sunday, 21 September 2014 10:39

Charity Luncheon Tackles Cervical Cancer

The Vicki Neilsen Luncheon for Cervical Cancer Awareness is being held in memory of beloved Brisbane mother Vicki, who passed away from cervical cancer last October. Vicki left behind a legacythat her son’s partner, Lauren wishes to continue. The lunch will be held on October the 11 th at the Normanby Hotel in Brisbane in order to raise much needed awareness of cervical cancer in Australia - buy tickets here

The event will raise funds for the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation’s (ACCF) programs in Australia. The money raised will kick start the foundations program that offers support for Australian womenand their families who are affected by cervical cancer. The event aims to generate a large amount of awareness amongst the 250 attendees with all proceeds being donated to the ACCF.“

I am independently raising funds on behalf of the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) for their Australian Program. 100 % of proceeds from the inaugural affair will be donated to the ACCF, not to mention the awareness generated amongst the 250 attendees” says passionate advocate and organiser Lauren Maidens. “It’s frightening to think that 43% of women in Australia are not getting regular Pap tests. If just one woman leaves the luncheon and books in her overdue pap test, I’ll know we have made a real difference” Maidens continues.

ACCF CEO Joe Tooma is looking forward to the event. “All funds raised will go towards our awareness and support programs here in Australia ensuring that we can provide much needed support to women and their families going through cervical cancer.” “119,000 cervical abnormalities are detected in Australian women each year. Without early detection, there is a very real chance those abnormalities can develop into cervical cancer” Joe Tooma explains. “Events like this help us in our mission to eliminate cervical cancer by raising much needed funds and awareness of this almost entirely preventable disease.”

The ACCF is a non-for-profit charity organisation aimed at eliminating cervical cancer. Their current projects include raising awareness and education both in Australia and internationally as well as distributing the Gardasil vaccine to females in developing countries where cervical cancer is the largest cancer killer of women. So far, ACCF has vaccinated over 95 000 girls against cervical cancer and looks forward to continuing their efforts to eliminate cervical cancer.

For further information please contact: Lauren Maidens - Mobile: + 61400737741 Email:

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