Cocktails for a Cure is celebrating its third anniversary for the fight against ovarian cancer on Saturday 24 February at the Jimbour Homestead.

Dalby-based Edwina McVeigh, Cocktails founder and committee member, is partnering with local organisations to bring guests a Hampton’s themed event in the Homestead gardens. The Cocktails for a Cure is committee comprised of volunteers aiming to reach more than $100,000 for the Mater Foundation.

Sharen Kenny of Palatine Productions (producer and presenter of international accolades) will return as a host of the event, explaining to the attending guests the need to work together to prevent the spread of ovarian cancer

Mater Research Professor John Hooper will appear as a guest speaker, announcing the recent developments of the ovarian cancer research.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Jimbour House, it is a magical event and the committee does a wonderful job in raising awareness about ovarian cancer and the need for action and advocacy in the community,” said Hooper.

“Funds raised from previous CFAC events has meant we can sustain a Study Coordinator staff member solely focused on coordinating ovarian cancer research studies – this is of huge benefit with the varied studies and clinical trials taking place. We are so thankful to Edwina and the committee for their wonderful efforts, and for the terrific support from the CFAC community.”

Entertainment will be provided by Australian musicians Trent McArdie and Jock Barnes of Route 33.

Not long returned from Australia’s largest music festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, the duo will be sure to get guests dancing following the evenings live auctions and raffles taking place.

The fight against ovarian cancer is close to Edwina’s heart, having lost her mother to the disease in 2008. She encourages all attending the event to remember the importance of cancer prevention, screening and early detection.

“This event helps to celebrate hope,” said Edwina. “I am constantly encouraged by people’s kindness and generosity, raising funds for ovarian cancer research knowing it could save another daughter, mother, sister is personally important to me.”

The Cocktails for a Cure event is sold out for 2018.

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