On Saturday 1 June I had the privilege of hosting a Cancer Council NSW Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.
I look forward to this event each and every year as a way to support the Cancer Council, which supports so many people in their darkest of hours. Cancer has affected many Australians, whether it is those diagnosed with cancer or the loved ones of those diagnosed with this awful disease.
Cancer unfairly and sadly took my mother at the age of 41—far too soon—and it is in her memory I host a morning tea annually.
I look forward to the day when cancer is simply a fork in the road and not a debilitating disease or life sentence. It is only with the community support of the Cancer Council that this wish for a cancer-free world may one day be a reality.
I thank my wife, Adla Coure, and my son, James, for cooking up a feast of cupcakes, along with Sarah from Dreaming of Cupcakes for donating cupcakes and Oatley RSL for its generous donation.
Additionally, I thank the Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia and Sue Young from Mortdale Wholesalers for their generous donations.
Thank you to all those who came and supported; together we raised almost $5,000.