CWA Step into Spring

Guest speaker Catherine Stephen
05th Sep 2023

CWA Guyra Evening Branch celebrated NSW Women’s Week and the start of CWA Awareness Week with a ‘Step into Spring’ event at the Guyra Bowling Club last Friday night.
Around 40 ladies gathered from as far away as Tamworth to enjoy an inspiring night out. Attendees dressed in teal to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer, which is supported by the CWA of NSW Medical Research Fund. Catherine Stephen from Armidale is an ambassador for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and spoke about the disease which is often misdiagnosed in women. Catherine shared her emotional journey of being an Ovarian Cancer survivor and how she is now part of the White Shirt campaign and Frocktober, both of which raise much needed funds for research into the disease.
The second guest speaker for the night was our very own Marni Turner from Peak Psychology who spoke about getting active now that the weather is warming up and the amazing health benefits of even the smallest amount of exercise.
We were fortunate to have HeathWISE nurses Leticia and Chris who did some free health checks and Chris entertained us with her stories about being a community nurse, and reminded everyone of the importance of taking care of yourself first and that we, as women, are worth it!
Everyone who attended took home some gifts thanks to HealthWISE, CWA and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, along with some beautiful raffle and lucky door prizes.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Donna Kennedy for the delicious homemade finger food for dinner as well as Robyn Godlonton for bringing along her handmade crafts.
Anne Starr