The Central West Aboriginal Cancer Network (CWACN) is hosting a Women's Business Yarn Up Day, on Wednesday 5 December at the Highland Heritage Estate in Orange.
The CWACN was been established to improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal people in collaboration with Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), the Cancer Council of NSW, Orange Aboriginal Medical Service, Western NSW Marathon Health and Aboriginal community representatives.
WNSWLHD, Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer, Cathy Robbins said, “Highland Heritage Estate have once again donated the use of their venue. The CWACN is extremely grateful to Highland Heritage Estate for their generosity and ongoing support in Closing the Gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Orange community".
The aim of the Orange Women's Business Day is to educate local Aboriginal women about breast, cervical, ovarian and other gynaecological cancers in a warm and welcoming environment, where the women can yarn and learn about the importance of regular health screening and living a healthy and active lifestyle.
“Aboriginal women in NSW have significantly higher mortality rates from cancer. It's important to raise awareness in the local Aboriginal community". Cathy said.
The workshop will also include:
- Health checks, BP & Blood Sugar Levels
- Cervical Screening & menopause symptoms management
- Smoking Cessation tips and tricks
- Breast Awareness
- Learn how to protect your skin from UV Rays
- Healthy lifestyle & food choices
- Participate in some Tai Chi and play some Bocce
- Aboriginal rock painting
Christine Fing, the Aboriginal Engagement Officer from BreastScreen will be present on the day for education, support and BreastScreen bookings.
We invite all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to come and have a yarn with us and enjoy the tasty food in the tranquil surrounds of the Highland Heritage Estate. Please RSVP to Fiona Markwick, Community Programs Coordinator, Cancer Council NSW Western Tel (02) 6392 0800 firstname.lastname@example.org