Councillor among speakers at Asbestos Disease Support Group

TOOWOOMBA'S Asbestos Disease Support Group held a meeting on August 21.

We received an apology from the mayor Paul Antonio, who had to attend a very significant event on the day (the signing of the contract for Toowoomba's second range crossing).

We were pleased by the attendance of councillor Geoff McDonald instead.

Geoff showed us the latest TV advertising clip to promote this year's Carnival of Flowers.

He also spoke about the important New Second Range Crossing, as this is a very necessary connection highway for Toowoomba to open up our resources to the world.

Our other guest speaker, Amber Copland of Cancer Care Toowoomba, brought us up to date with the latest developments in cancer support services.

Sufferers with any form of mesothelioma (cancer caused by asbestos exposure) can be assured of assistance by people, who care and have an understanding of your needs.

Understanding Prostate Cancer was also a part of Amber's presentation. A serious male complaint that most men do not wish to discuss or admit that they have a problem in that area, but prefer to suffer in silence and refuse to seek medical advice.

More info

  • The Asbestos Disease Support Group meets on the third Friday of each month at the UNARA Conference Centre, Base Hospital, from 10am-noon. Morning tea provided.
  • Our next meeting is on September 18.
  • For further information, phone Ted 0407 699 228 or 4633 1490.

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