Calendar Girls at the 2013 Pink Ladies Luncheon

(Editor: check out the Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News Pink Ladies 2013 Album on facebook)

By Maree Van Oirschot

Just sensational is all I can say about Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Lunch 2013. 108 Pink Ladies and 2 Pink Men adorned in the pink for such a worthy cause.

The day’s feature surprise a short act play to launch the Pink Ladies Breast Cancer 2014 Calendar was a hoot! Just for laughs Peggy Phelan, Lyn Sanchez, June Brown and Bev Star performed a little ditty about Breast Cancer Fundraising for the local community.

Twelve lovely local ladies, all with cancer thrust upon their lives and living, laughing and loving today, share their favourite locations around Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay for each month for 2014. Calenders are now on sale for $15 at Kylies Hair, and Rainbow Beach Hardware. Contact Maree for more information on 0418591304. We are indebted to Kara from Gympie Graphics, who donated many hours in artwork and printing of the Calender.

Thank you to our host venue, Rainbow Beach Surf Club, management and staff. To Captain Mike and Lorraine, owners of the Dolphin Ferry, who transported all our Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove guests across the wild seas on an awful North West windy day, your donation and time was very much appreciated.

We are grateful to every local business house for your enduring support with prizes for raffles and auctions. This extended to Gympie this year for the first time. Our prize collectors spent many hours walking the streets, thanks Nicky from Tin Can Bay (Gympie), Shorna Wheeler (Tin Can Bay and Cooloola), Leanne Bosse and Marni Robertson (Rainbow Beach).


We couldn’t have pulled it off without our behind the scenes team, Glenda Hull, Jill Lane, Gwen Smythe,(Dalby) Cheryl Dakin, Carmel Murdoch, Peggy Phelan, Brenda Stokes and Cherie Morris. Plus we give a special mention to our new artist for the Ladies’ painting, Lyn Sanchez. Lyn is having treatment herself at present but took on the challenge. What a superb effort.

Great auction calling, Andrew Hawkins! You were a fabulous MC. We loved the Pink Mohawk, you gave us a brilliant day and kept us on time.

Most of all thank you to everyone who came along and dug deep into your pockets. There was lots fun with a few new Pink Lady games. There were many great outfits with the outstanding effort from Sharon and Nat from Ed’s Beach Bakery.

Please take a look at Rainbow Beach Pink Ladies face book page for the day’s photo gallery.

Most of all, support our local community as there are many people going through treatment themselves or have friends and family needing support.

Take care for now and thank you again to everyone.


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