BIG hats and crazy sunglasses will win prizes at Rural Carelink’s family fun day at Jindera pool on Sunday.
Event organiser Chris Peters is hoping the day will educate children as well as adults on the dangers of skin cancer, encourage them to have suspicious moles checked, and start the conversation about a local support group.
“We noticed quite a few local people are unwell and there’s no support group in Jindera and they have to drive into town for support, but some are too unwell to travel,” Mr Peters said.
“I imagine it would be nice to speak to people in the same boat.”
To keep with the theme of raising awareness of skin cancer, there will be competitions for big hats and crazy sunglasses, as well as activities to draw the crowds, including games, auctions, Wipeout Wally in the pool and the traditional grudge race with relay teams from local sporting clubs, and live music from local musicians.
Items in the auction include car roadworthy checks, pool memberships and pet vaccinations and desexing, all donated by local businesses.
Information on the day will be provided by representatives from a number of cancer organisations, with a focus on prevention and early detection.
Previous fun days have supported the Red Cross, Shave for a Cure and bushfire relief
The fun day will run from 1-5pm at the Jindera pool, with proceeds from the day going to local residents in need, including those with cancer.