Mums on a mission … Fighting for a cure

Mums on a mission … Fighting for a cure … Eileen Behan, Sandra Esber, Denise Saad, Ferial Youakim, Susan Behan and Janine Malouf … circa 1999

A group of Oatlands women whose lives have been touched by cancer are organsing a ball to raise funds for research into the disease.

Mums On A Mission is a group of eight women who enjoy helping others.

Members have raised funds through Melbourne Cup lunches, morning teas and an aerobics-a-thon.

It’s next fundraising idea is a Daffodil Charity Ball to be held at Leichhardt on Friday September 17.

The daffodil name was chosen as it’s the international symbol of hope for people who have been touched with cancer.

Among the dedicated fundraisers are sisters-in-law Susan and Eileen Behan who lost their mother-in-law Laurise Behan to pancreatic cancer in March this year.

“Cancer is such an insidious disease and if everyone in the community helped to raise money for the funds needed to go toward science then somehow there might be a cure to cancer,” Mrs Behan said.

The mums formed the group as they discovered many people have been affected by cancer in some way.

The ball will be held at Le Montage, 38 Frazer street, from 6:30pm.

The dress code is black tie. Tickets cost $100 each. For more details phone the NSW Cancer Council.

The group hopes at least 800 people will attend.

Mums On A Mission has been raising money for charities for two years.

It’s next event will be a Melbourne Cup fundraiser.

By work experience student Jessica Abou-Jaoude.

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