Hervey Bay Independent : 22nd January 2015
A long way to the top Hervey Bay’s Nicky Iwers not only conquered Africa’s highest mountain for charity, her contribution was a whopping 10 per cent of the total money raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Nicky was among a group of dedicated supporters who summited Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, to raise $145,000 for breast cancer research. The Urraween resident joined 12 other Aussies to take on the 75km trek and reach the summit (5895m AMSL) all in the name of breast cancer research. She raised an impressive $14,305. “Fundraising for NBCF and reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro with an amazing group of equally passionate and determined people has been a life changing experience,” Nicky said. “Since signing up for the challenge in June 2014, I have raised over $14,000 for NBCF, trained hard and proven to myself anything is possible if you put your mind to it. “On summit night when the going got tough, I really did draw strength from all the people that supported me through my fundraising, their messages and commitment to me ringing in my ears with each slow breathless step I took. “Challenging as it was I would do it all again tomorrow, my trekking companions, the African support crew and the scenery have created memories that will last forever.” Off the back of this life changing adventure, NBCF has launched a new trek for 2015 - Trek Towards a Cure to Peru’s Machu Picchu - and is calling for fundraisers to join them on the adventure, planned for November 2-13. Interested people can fi nd out more information and register online via the Trek Towards a Cure website or NBCF.org.au. Nicky Iwers climbed great heights to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and urges hikers to join the 2015 trek. Clearing the air of smoke Fraser Coast residents are invited to have their say on a proposal to amend property laws making it illegal for smokers to light up inside and on their balconies of apartment complexes. Cancer Council has welcomed the State Government’s independent review of property laws to canvas options for regulating smoking in multi-unit residential lots. The review follows stakeholder meetings identifying smoking and smoke drift between lots as a major concern of residents in apartments and units. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said community input ahead of the January 30 review deadline would be critical. Written submissions in response to the consultation paper are open until January 30 at justice.qld.gov.au. “Almost one life is lost every day in Queensland due to second-hand smoke exposure,” Ms Clift said. “Smoke drift from apartments and townhouses is a proven threat to human health – inhaling tobacco smoke can increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer by 30 per cent.” Research shows there are more than 4000 chemicals in secondhand smoke that linger long after cigarettes are put out, sticking to surfaces and damaging human DNA in a way that can cause cancer. Around 3700 Queenslanders die from a tobacco-related disease each year, with an estimated 300 deaths caused by second-hand smoke exposure. Around 500,000 adults in Queensland are smokers. LIFE BEGINS AT 60, SO DOES Hervey Bay Central: 4124 5602, Hervey Bay Pialba: 4128 4833. Visit specsavers.com.au to fi nd out more. *When you select 1 pair of glasses from the $149 range or above. Discount does not apply to eye exam. See in store for full details. © 2014 Specsavers Optical Group. ADVERTISEMENT Anne Maddern 25% FOR 1 PAIR OFF From the$149 range or above* Vote 1 LNP to make Maryborough Stronger Strong Team. Strong Plan. Stronger QLD Hervey Bay Independent, January 22, 2015 / 33 Authorised by B.Henderson. 66-68 Bowen Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000.
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