At last year’s Wodonga Bulldogs ladies’ day, “you could hear a pin drop” as the room listened to an ovarian cancer survivor share her story.
It’s expected the mood will be much the same on May 6, when Border man Stephen Haberecht tells of how the aggressive cancer affected his life.
It will be the third year the ladies’ luncheon has donated proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group.
Bulldogs representative Robyn Groat said it had given the event a new meaning.
“What they love is coming together, but what the attraction now is the purpose behind it – people want to come and hear the latest news,” she said.
The luncheon’s speakers include Mr Haberecht and a clinician, to give an update on clinical trials.
BOCAG president Heather Watts said proceeds would add to $30,000 raised from the second sky-diving day.
“It’s important to hear local stories – I think Steve will be a hit,” she said.
To buy tickets to the event, taking place from 11.30am on Saturday, May 6, contact Robyn on 0438 043 131.