Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pink Stumps Day a winner

Jared Beaman Members of the Quirindi Junior Cricket Club have successfully hosted their fifth annual Pink Stumps Day this year with the money raised going to support the research and prevention of breast cancer. On Saturday, following regular morning cricket, club members, their families and friends made their way to the Imperial Hotel for a barbecue lunch and some entertainment. The purpose of the event was to raise...

Ovarian Cancer fundraiser

Sally Alden In Australia, around 75 per cent of women suffering advanced Ovarian Cancer succumb to the disease because of late detection and inherent aggressiveness. They may initially respond positively to chemotherapy but then unknowingly develop a resistance. A University of Newcastle researcher Dr Nikola Bowden is investigating a DNA repair protein that is implicated in ovarian cancer tumours becoming resistant to chemotherapy. “Currently there is no way...

International Women’s Day celebrations

Sally Alden ‘Inspiring Change’ is this year’s theme for International Women’s Day and the event encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. Local International Women’s Day celebrations are set to feature a host of lively and motivational speakers. To be hosted by the Liverpool Plains Shire Council, a dinner will be held at Impact Cafe commencing 6.30pm on Wednesday the 12th of March. The evening will include...