HAIRDRESSERS, massage therapists and make-up artists should be part of the Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.
That’s the view of Wodonga mother Heather Watts who founded an ovarian cancer awareness group after losing her daughter Kelsey to the disease.
Ms Watts and members of her Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group will speak at tomorrow’s public forum that will be asking what should be included in the $65 million centre.
The forum will be held in the Albury Hospital conference centre from 5.15pm to 7pm.
Ms Watts says it will be interesting to hear what people think the centre needs.
“There has been talk about people wanting massage tables and hairdressers and we think that’s an excellent idea to promote healing.”
Kelsey, who died in 2011 at 33, attended Wodonga High School and was a member of the Wodonga Pony Club and a state competitor.
A race has been named in her honour at the annual Boxing Day races where the ovarian cancer Group raised $2200.
The group has $5000 in a trust for the centre and hopes to triple that by the time the centre opens.
Ms Watts will again hold a memorial walk around Sumsion Gardens to raise money for research into a cure and collect funds for the new cancer centre.
The “Walk with Kelsey” will be a candlelight walk on Saturday, February 23, from 6pm.
Meanwhile, Chemmart Pharmacy as part of its commitment to raise money for ovarian cancer, will host a trivia night on Friday, February 15 at the North Albury Girl Guide Hall.
For tickets, phone (02) 6023 3666.
Chemmart, as a sponsor of the walk supplying water on the night, will donate 5 per cent of its takings on generic brands from its two Albury shops in February.
For more information on the ovarian cancer group visit facebook/borderovariancancerawareness.