Whittlesea Multicultural Community Council raise funds for cancer research

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Despite the wet weather, up to 100 people attended the Whittlesea Multicultural Community Council’s (WMCC) 2nd Health and Wellbeing Forum and Cancer Fundraiser on Sunday, June 30 at the Greek Centre in Melbourne from 2pm.

This highly anticipated event offered the community an enriching experience, featuring a High Tea, engaging discussions, and a chance to raise funds to support cancer research and treatment.

Speakers on the day included Associate Professor Magda Simonis, medical GP specialist in women’s health; Wadzanai Nenzou, expert in financial protection from investment scams; Karen Bryant, cancer survivor; Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos, renowned cancer researcher; Ada Castles, specialist in cancer prevention and screening; and Anthea Sidiropoulos, advocate for wellbeing through music.

In a statement to The Greek Herald, President of the WMCC, Kris Pavlidis said she was “moved by the lived experiences of cancer survivors, shared by the presenters and audience members.”

“Karen Bryant spoke about being “the expert of your body” and confronting challenges when your symptoms are dismissed. Dr Magdalena reiterated the value in lifestyle health changes, Anthea highlighted the value of alternative therapy including music,” Ms Pavlidis said.

Elegant classical Indian performances by Shanthi Ramakrishnan embellished the event. Ms Pavlidis said funds were also raised on the day to go towards further research into the treatment of cancer.

“Sincere gratitude to Windsor Management, the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria, and the numerous sponsors for their support, which enabled the success of the event,” Ms Pavlidis concluded.

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