BY EMILY WILLIAMS
For 10 years, Tamborine Mountain Lions Club has been helping those suffering from breast cancer by supplying handmade breast cushions to major Queensland hospitals.
The cushions, made with love by a group of Lions and non-Lions, improve the comfort of both men and women recovering from surgery by providing much-needed support.
In Australia, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, with approximately 57 people diagnosed each day in Australia.
Gail Molson, Treasurer of the Club, is coordinator of the project and recognises the importance of the work the team is doing.
“Many women who help me have been touched by breast cancer, including myself who has survived it three times, so we can relate,” she said.
Last Lions year, the Club made and distributed 933 cushions to breast cancer sufferers.
Most of the fabric used to make the cushions is donated to the Club. Additional materials are purchased using funds raised from selling engraved pens and left over fabric, as well as monetary donations.
The Club delivers breast cushions monthly to Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Public and Private Hospitals, Gold Coast Private Hospital and Greenslopes Hospital, as well as fulfilling individuals’ requests.
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