Coralyn Cowin is raising funds for Queensland Cancer Council and she needs your help

A CENT auction to raise funds for breast cancer and melanoma research via the Queensland Cancer Council (QCC) will go ahead on Saturday, June 24 from 1pm at the old school building on the Logan Village Green.

The event is organised by cancer survivor Coralyn Cowin, of Logan Village, who is passionate about helping others who are enduring cancer diagnosis and treatment.

ENDURING SYMBOL: The Queensland Cancer Council continues its use of the resilient daffodil flower as its symbol, ahead of Daffodil Day, taking place this year on August 25.

ENDURING SYMBOL: The Queensland Cancer Council continues its use of the resilient daffodil flower as its symbol, ahead of Daffodil Day, taking place this year on August 25.

“I am so grateful to just be here,” Mrs Cowin said.

“With my previous work as a registered nurse specialising in palliative care and emergency nursing, I saw the two spectrums of life. I had my own stories to rely on as well as what I saw.

“I felt that I am here for a purpose in life, when I was able to work, and to help others.

“Now that I am a volunteer and still fighting this awful thing called cancer, I am trying to get it out into the community how important that early detection is, and that if you are lucky enough you might be given the chance to keep living.”

Inner strength

Mrs Cowin has been a QCC volunteer for more than 20 years.

“I feel that I am blessed in some way, because of the journey I have had over the past 21 years, and to still be here I often just wonder why,” she said.

“My latest melanoma, of which I have had five, was really a turning point in my inner strength. 

“It is not only the public who need to be educated, it is the health professionals who need to not just look at what they are doing in their field of expertise, but to comment on something which they think is not right.”

The cost of entry will be $5.00 with raffle tickets at $1.00 each. Auction tickets are $1.00 a page. 

“There will be lucky door prizes and lots of things happening on the afternoon,” Mrs Cowan said. 

For more information contact Coralyn on 0418 738 468.

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