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6 Are you sitting on your free test kit? If you have an unused bowel screening home test kit sitting around at home, you are not alone. In fact, fewer than 4 in 10 people who receive the free test in the mail from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program are doing it and sending it on for testing. Why is it important to do the test? Bowel Cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia - around 400 Gold Coast residents are diagnosed each year. It is also one of the most treatable cancers if it is found early. Bowel cancers found through screening are usually less advanced and are more treatable than cancers found at a later stage, often after symptoms appear. How does the test work? The bowel screening test looks for tiny, trace amounts of blood in a person’s poo, which may be a sign of changes in the bowel. If blood is found in either of the test samples, the next step is usually a diagnostic test, such as a colonoscopy, to check the bowel for any abnormalities. Most people who have blood detected in their samples will not have bowel cancer, but many will have small growths in their bowel called polyps. If polyps are found during a colonoscopy they are usually removed, which prevents them from potentially turning into a cancer at a later stage. Are the tests suitable for everyone? Bowel screening tests are intended for healthy people who have no obvious symptoms (such as bleeding from the bowel, persistent changes in toilet habits, unexplained tiredness or weight loss and abdominal pain). Anyone with bowel symptoms should discuss them with their doctor as soon as possible and not wait for a screening test. How do I get a bowel screening test? The home test kits are automatically mailed to eligible people aged 50-74. They are sent to the postal address registered with Medicare or DVA, so it’s important to keep this address up to date. The tests do have a shelf life, and an expiry date can be found on the back of the kit. If a test has expired, was thrown away, is damaged or never arrived, a free replacement test can be requested online or by phoning 1800 627 701. For more information about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, visit health.gov.au/nbcsp Bowel cancer screening does the heavy lifting for Tony For most people, the weekends fly by too fast. But for 60-year-old Currumbin former crane operator Tony McCormack and wife Tanya, one February weekend last year could not have dragged any slower. Tony had just been diagnosed with bowel cancer, after completing a free bowel screening test that was sent to him in the mail. “I had a gut feeling for a little while that something wasn’t right with Tony, but I couldn’t put my finger on it,” Tanya said. “For years I tried to get him to do the bowel cancer screening test that gets mailed to everyone over 50, and he just wouldn’t. But when a kit arrived on his 58th birthday I said ‘Right, Happy Birthday. You’re doing it’,” she said. This not-so-subtle shove from his bride of 20 years could well have saved Tony’s life. “After the test detected blood in my faeces, I went to my GP who referred me to a colorectal surgeon who performed a colonoscopy at Tugun’s John Flynn Hospital,” Tony said. “It revealed bowel cancer at the base of the colon. And as it always seems to be with these things, the diagnosis was delivered on a Friday afternoon and we had to wait until Monday to learn what was next, so there wasn’t much small talk at home that weekend. We were numb and just trying to absorb it all,” he said. Thankfully for the couple, things were about to start moving quickly in the right direction. “Nine months of intensive chemotherapy and radiation started in March last year, pretty well straight after the colonoscopy,” Tony said. “Every fortnight on a Monday the chemo went all day, which gave me plenty of time to think about what would have happened if I had skipped the bowel screening again. The early detection gave the doctors the chance to stop it in its tracks without surgery and today I’m clinically clear and improving all the time,” he said. Tony has also discovered a few things about himself that seem at odds with his knockabout persona. “I’ve discovered my own mortality and I have empathy these days, something I never really had before. I always thought if blokes said they were sick, they were bunging it on, and I didn’t empathise at all with them; it’s just the way I was brought up. The whole experience has brought about a massive change of mindset and recognition of the importance of a support network around me. The chemotherapy and radiation did its job, but it has been the support of Tanya and my two teenage boys, my friends down at my old gym and my former workmates; that has really helped me enormously,” he said. Tony has a simple message for anyone who is sent a bowel test in the mail. “My advice is do the test and if you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your family; it literally takes five minutes and it’s free, so why wouldn’t you? “And if you get the same sort of letter back that I did, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, because it wasn’t for me,” he said. According to the Cancer Council, bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia and the second highest cause of cancer death. Each year around 400 Gold Coast residents are diagnosed with the disease. If found early, almost all bowel cancers can be successfully treated, yet current national screening participation rates are sitting at about 40 per cent. People wanting further information on the Australian Government National Bowel Screening Program can visit www.health.gov.au/nbcsp

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9 Celebrating 20 years: The Doyles Art Award and Exhibition Celebrating its landmark 20th annual event, The Doyles Art Award and Exhibition is back for 2024, offering people the perfect opportunity to own original art. Running from 27 June to 7 July and featuring over 400 artworks on display with a prize pool of $30,000 across several categories, The Doyles is considered a significant award in the art calendar and event in the community. Event Director Sam Sinner says the annual exhibition has become an iconic event on Australia’s art and culture calendar, providing art enthusiasts and the local community to discover original art from new and established artists. “The Doyles creates a remarkable and limited occasion for people to directly connect with talented artists and acquire original artworks that are truly captivating,” says Ms Sinner. “Visiting the exhibition is not only a chance to appreciate the incredible creativity on display, but also a unique opportunity to support artists and bring home a piece of art that holds personal meaning and beauty.” Named after famous Australian artist d’Arcy William Doyle, the prestigious award is the Gold Coast’s longest running painting prize and carries a prize pool of $30,000 across its three competition categories – Landscape, Figurative and Still Life. With the exhibition running from 27 June to 7 July, Ms Sinner says over 400 artworks are expected to be on display come opening night. “The Doyles Art Award offers a unique opportunity for artists residing in Australia to showcase their work, gain recognition for their talent and engage with a broader audience,” says Ms Sinner. “The organising team behind the event has established an outstanding reputation for promoting new and emerging artists and last year we delivered over $70,000 back into the arts community through prizes and sales. “Winners have found it to be a valuable stepping stone in their careers, with several artists being represented in galleries as a result of their exposure through The Doyles. “We also offer the opportunity for collectors of fine art to purchase artworks from local and national artists across the duration of the exhibition.” Originally established in 2004 by dedicated volunteers, The Doyles Art Award is held in Firth Park Community Centre, Somerset Drive in Mudgeeraba and runs from 27 June to 7 July 2024. The judging panel will include HOTA Director of Gallery and Visual Arts Susi Muddiman OAM, Director of SWELL Sculpture Festival Natasha Edwards and professional artist Hobie Porter. The Doyles Art Award has attracted a number of high-caliber sponsors which have been instrumental in the increase in prize money including Bond University, Attwood Marshall Lawyers, SkyRidge Living, Left Bank Art Group, Wings Real Estate, A Gentle Touch Funerals and The Hive Art Gallery. For further details, visit https://thedoylesaward.com.au Tickets available 5532 2096 www.gclt.com.au 21A Scarborough St, Southport The tribal rock musical The tribal rock musical follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. In the world around them, the Vietnam War is raging, and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude and his tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream of a more beautiful and peaceful world. 29 Jun – 20 Jul, 2024 AWLQLD.COM.AU @AWLQLD Your support saves their lives. From shelter to home, we can’t do it alone. Please donate to AWLQ by June 30. Every gift over $2 is tax deductible.

10 Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 25 June for next issue PET OF THE WEEK FOR MORE VISIT AWLQLD.COM.AU OR CALL 5509 9000 Creating a brighter future Animal Welfare League Qld Est. 1959 Xander Animal ID: 126302 | German Shepherd Age: 5years 4 months | Male | Black & Tan Looking for a loyal companion to join your family? Look no further than Xander! Xander is the epitome of a nice boy. With his soulful eyes and wagging tail, he’ll capture your heart from the moment you meet him. He’s a true gentleman who prefers the company of calm dog friends so if you do have another chillaxed dog at home, bring them along with you when you come to meet Xander. This clever canine is toilet trained and responds eagerly to training sessions. Whether it’s mastering new tricks or perfecting his manners, Xander is always ready to impress with his intelligence and willingness to learn! So, if you’re ready to welcome a furry friend who’s as loyal as they come, consider opening your heart and home to Xander today! Batman Animal ID: 128602 | Domestic Medium Hair Age: 8 years, 3 months | Male | Brown Tabby Hey there, I’m Batman. Don’t let the name fool you, I’m not your typical superhero. I’m a feline with brains and charm. I’ve got a knack for figuring out puzzles and I’m always up for a good play session. I’m quite friendly with humans, but I prefer to be the only cat in the castle. I’m a strong, independent guy who likes to do things my own way. I might not have a Batmobile or a Batcave, but what I do have is a lot of love to give. If you’re looking for a loyal, intelligent companion who’ll always keep you on your toes, I’m your guy. So, why should you adopt me? Well, because every home needs a Batman, right? PET OF THE MONTH VOLUNTEERS WANTED for Homecrafts and Arts Pavilion at this year’s GOLD COAST SHOW - 30, 31 August & 1 Sept 2024 at Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport VOLUNTEERS will be rostered over the week August 26th – September 2nd Homecrafts: Apiculture, Baking & Cooking, Cake Decorating, Crochet, Hand Embroidery, Hand Knitting, Horticulture, Lace, Machine Sewing, Miscellaneous Crafts, Seniors, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking, Spinning, Weaving & Felting and Toys Visual Arts: Art Ability, Painting, Indigenous Australian Art, Drawing, Facilities, Art in Bark, Miniature Art, Porcelain Art, Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Photography and Youth Arts classes No experience necessary. Please contact: Homecrafts: Angela Johnston 0408 188 721 Visual Arts: Margaret Leet 0407 678 411 Gold Coast Show Office 5504 5587 artsandcrafts@goldcoastshow.com.au MEN’S COFFEE & BS GOLD COAST. Guys need an outlet to get together ‘shoot the breeze’, talk a bit of BS, and make new mates. Whether you’re 40 or 80 this group is for you. It’s a small friendly informal group that catches up weekly to give men an opportunity to get out of the house. This is NOT a business networking or church group. It’s about social engagement. Fantastic camaraderie. Call Anthony 0413 806 179. Monday catch-up - Southport Bowls Club, Queen St, Southport - NEW MEETING VENUE STARTS 1 July 2024. Wednesday catch-up - Serengeti Cafe, Cnr Grice & Bruce Av Paradise Point. @ 9:30 am. Friday catch-up - Boutique Cafe @ 9:30am. Salacia Waters cafe precinct Paradise Point. “SING SING SING”(Paradise Point) - Free Community singing group every second Wednesday 9.30am at Paradise Point Uniting Church building, 126 Paradise Parade, Paradise Point. No fees or auditions, no matter what your singing voice, just a love of music is required. If you can talk, you can sing. Come and feel the magic of singing many popular songs with a great group of people. Singing is wonderful for your mind and body and elevates your soul. SIP N SUP CLUB – GOLD COAST Meets every three weeks at a great restaurant around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest CHRISTIAN GOSPEL SERVICES are being held at the Marj Shipman Community Centre, 91 Hansford Road Coombabah, Wednesdays @ 7:45 - 8:30 pm All Welcome. No Collection. Ph. Winnie Melville 0429 602 627 or Allison May 0480 389 359. PARADISE POINT LADIES ASSOCIATION New Members and old members are welcome to come along and take part in the following activities. Cards/Bolivia/ Hand/Foot/Hand/Knee and Foot and Majong. Tuition available. Cost $5 Joining Fee and $5 weekly. Call Sue on 0434788142. THE ELDERS GOLD COAST. Looking for friendship? Welcome all. The Elders meet for lunches on a Wednesday and 10am every Friday for morning tea at Runaway Bay Shopping Centre (long table in the food hall). Our age group covers from 50 plus. Theatre, arts & crafts. Email: theeldersgoldcoast@gmail. com or PH Bob 55633623, 0407 793 739. RUNAWAY BAY 50 + SENIORS INDOOR BOWLS CLUB Tuesdays & Sundays, Community Hall Lae Dr, Runaway Bay. Doors open 12 noon games start 12.30, cost $3 incl. afternoon tea. New members welcome and tutoring provided if required. Also bus trips throughout the year. Come along and make new friends. PH: Ishan Uzel 0416450367 PARADISE POINT & NORTHERN DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION is reaching out to residents of Division 4 to come along to our meetings. We discuss all local issues that you may have concerns about. If you have any issues please let us know so we can help. We meet at the small Community hall on Community Lane, Paradise Point on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. You can join our group with membership of $5 per year. Our local councillor Shelley Curtis will be attending each of meetings (time permitting). We also have the chance to win a lovely meat tray. President Diane Woods on 0418 654 388 or our Secretary Roger Gordon on 0450 403 807 NORTH GOLD COAST PROBUS CLUB is a friendly mixed club for retired and semi-retired men and women. We meet at 10am at the Seagulls Leagues Club Morala Ave Runaway Bay on the first Monday of each month. Members enjoy a variety of guest speakers, morning tea speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, some evening events, 16 meetings per year. More information on facebook and search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or e: michel_44@bigpond.com RUNAWAY BAY VIEW CLUB meets for lunch with guest speakers at the Parkwood Tavern, Cnr Olsen & Wintergreen Ave Parkwood, every second Tuesday of the month at 11.30am for 12.00 noon. We also hold regular social functions visiting different venues and events. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education for Women. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in meeting other women whilst helping to raise money for The Smith Family. Phone Denise 0410 53 00 53 . 50 AND OVER? JOIN US FOR INDOOR BOWLS & CARDS- Join our friendly club at Runaway Bay Community Hall Now playing euchre! $3 entrance fee. $3 yearly fee. Wed & Fri, 12-3pm. Don’t know how to play? No worries, we’ll teach you. If you play 500 or Canasta please join us. Ample parking next to library. Ring Gordon for bowls 0428751292, Doreen for cards 0450301377. YOGA AT COOMBABAH - Gentle relaxing yoga for 50s and over, join our friendly yoga and meditation group on Tuesday mornings at 9am to 10.15am. 91 Hansford Rd, Coombabah. Joanne 0418 782 257. coffee, door prizes and many stay for at lunch at the club bistro following the meeting. is all about FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP for seniors. Club activities arranged and may include: Outings, Bus trips, Walking Group, Book Club, Dining, Theatre and Movies, Picnics and BBQ. Contact Paul 0424 243005 or Wendy 55806224 for info. PARADISE POINT SENIORS Community Centres, Community Lane, Paradise Point. 50 and over? Come and join our friendly members in our activities. Carpet bowls and cards on Monday, Thursday, Saturday 12-00 to 3-00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Monthly bus trips on Fridays, visiting very interesting places. Wednesday in small hall next door there is a painting class plus cards from 11.30 to 3.00pm. We will teach you in a very friendly manner. All welcome. Club President Ross Kimberley 0417925855, Noreen 0410875763, Noeline 0415134126, Painting contact Steph 0415171798. RUNAWAY BAY AND DISTRICT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION INC Over 50’s come along and join us every Tuesday from 9-11am. Great way to meet new friends and socialise. Activities of our Club include Tai Chi classes $3 per session and $3 entrance fee. Craft sessions $3 entrance fee. Bus trips depending on support. Yearly financial membership fee $5 paid annually. First visit free. Morning Tea provided. Everyone works to their own ability. For more info email runawaybayseniorcitizens@gmail.com ROTARY CLUB OF RUNAWAY BAY - An opportunity for people interested in joining a local Rotary club which is very social and involved in assisting our community. You can be part of an international, charitable organisation that is dedicated to meeting communities needs both locally, nationally and international level. We meet every Tuesday at 6.00pm at Dublin Docks Tavern, Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Harbour Town Drive Biggera Waters. PARADISE POINT ART & CRAFT MARKET - The Gold Coast’s longest-running Sunday markets are now at Paradise Point! Join us at Esplanade Park just north of Ephraim Island bridge on the fourth Sunday of every month. Come support your local artists and artisans and get your fix of beachside treasure! artandcraft.com.au

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