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Stuartholme girls end senior year by raising $36,000 for cancer research

HAYLEY Bowden and Lucy Baker have less hair than when they started Grade 12, but it’s not from the stress of navigating boarding school during a pandemic. The vice-captains and boarders of Stuartholme School, Brisbane’s only Catholic girls boarding school, shaved their heads for cancer to a live-stream audience on October 9. The pair were among 36 Year 12 students ... Read More »

Stuartholme seniors turn hairy year into $22,000 blessing for cancer patients

YEAR 12 students Hayley Bowden and Lucy Baker are planning to leave the worst year of their schooling life on a positive note by shaving their heads for cancer. The vice-captains of Stuartholme School plus another 34 Year 12 students are taking on the Ponytail Project, a movement started by St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Ascot, in 2015 when a ... Read More »

Beenleigh couple become Catholic in the middle of the pandemic

RICHARD and Lynnette Sargeant have held each others’ hands through cancer, a serious accident, and now a pandemic, so it made sense to see out the rest of their lives on a high note by becoming Catholics. With special permission from Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the married couple of nearly 48 years were received into full communion with the Catholic ... Read More »

Breast cancer survivor backs new Mater-QUT research biobank

Jane Andersen breast cancer survivor

JANE Andersen was on her lunch break when she was told she had triple negative breast cancer. One week before her diagnosis, the Catholic mother-of-three found a lump on her breast while in the shower and scheduled appointments to detect if it was cancerous. “I went to get the results on a lunch break and got the bad news,” Mrs ... Read More »

‘I wake and thank God for the new day and my faith’, Bernice Steele says prayer knows no bounds

LIFE’S fragility was crystal clear to Bernice Steele on her first Mother’s Day 40 years ago.  “I didn’t know if I’d live or die,” she said, recalling hospitalisation for the removal of a malignant melanoma.  “Back in those days, there wasn’t the awareness there is today (about skin cancer),” Bernice said.  “Our son was only weeks old when I went ... Read More »

Oncology experts say cancer patients should take up exercise and chemotherapy

Cancer patients with ACU professor

WHEN mum Nicole Cooper was diagnosed with incurable, stage-four bowel cancer last year, her oncologist prescribed her two things – chemotherapy and exercise. Old-school medical advice would have been to rest and avoid activity while chemo treatment was undertaken – but not any more. In between bouts of chemotherapy and surgery, the 33-year-old started lengthy runs and gym sessions using ... Read More »

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