You never think cancer will affect you - or at least you hope it won't. Sadly though, cancer has affected family members and friends of mine, both directly and indirectly, in 2016 and it is so heartbreaking to watch those you care about suffer at the hands of this terrible illness.
In August this year, one of my childhood friends was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. We were all devastated to learn the news, especially as she had lost her mum to the same illness 17 years previously. From the outset though, I knew she would get through it, with everything to live for (she is happily married with a fantastic family, group of friends and gorgeous 3 year old daughter) and with a fighting spirit that would scare Muhammed Ali, she has inspired us all with her positive attitude and has really shown that cancer has messed with the wrong girl!
So in light of this, my best friend and I have decided to arrange a fundraiser event called Kiss Cancer Goodbye to raise as much money as possible for Stand Up To Cancer. We chose this charity as those family members and friends mentioned have all been affected by different cancers and we want the money to go directly to research so that we can all kiss goodbye to cancer in the future. We have planned a fantastic event which will include live music from "The Limit" including a DJ set, stovies, a photo booth and raffles. Details of the event are as follows;
Date: Saturday 28th January 2017
Location: The New Inn Hotel, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Time: 7:30pm - 1am
Ticket Price: £15
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 7th December 2016 and can be purchased from either Cymbeline Events (please either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on 07715 646 158) or alternatively you can purchase these from The New Inn Hotel at reception.
For anyone that is unable to attend but would like to donate to this worthy cause, you can do so through our justgiving page by clicking on the following link;
You can also keep updated with all information regarding this event through our event page on Facebook by clicking on the following link and joining the event;
We look forward to welcoming you all there for, what is sure to be, a fantastic evening!