On Saturday 14 October, the annual BCI breakfast returned to the Waterview in Bicentennial Park. Attended by 200 guests, the breakfast was an opportunity to thank our patients, their family and friends, for their continued support.
On arrival guests were treated to a glass of champagne that was followed by breakfast and entertainment provided by the fun and energetic Tribal Belly Dancing Ladies of Drum Beats.
There were two breakfast speakers. Fiona Neil, a former BCI breast cancer patient, who shared her heartfelt story and journey with breast cancer. Following Fiona, was Doctor Joel Symonds, the BCI surgical fellow, who gave a surgeon’s perspective on living and working within breast cancer.
Students from the Nepean Art and Design College put on a colourful display of Hope Posters. Guests were given the chance to vote on their favourite.
The breakfast closed with a raffle with many great prizes. We like to thank our supporters who generously donated prizes:
- Microsoft Australia who donated Windows Pro 10s, Office 365 Home software, and Forza Horizon for Xbox One.
- Fujifilm donated two digital Polaroid cameras
- Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains who donated a night’s accommodation for two people including breakfast.
- Parkroyal Darling Harbour who donated a night’s accommodation for two people including buffet breakfast
- Pierre Fabre who donated an Avene skincare pack
- Napoleon Perdis who donated a makeup pack
- Toshiba who donated Beats on Ear headphones
- The Tea Room Gunners Barracks provided a sparking afternoon tea for two.
- Sectra who donated two Nutribullet 600
- Recall Australia who donated two three-piece barbeque sets