Afternoon Teal.

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Last Sunday, my lovely friend Em (love you, thanks for being a fab co-host!) and I hosted an ‘Afternoon Teal’ for Ovarian Cancer Australia. So with all things teal, we decorated my backyard and baked away! Jelly cakes, cupcakes, gingerbread flowers (which we sold in packs) chocolate mint biscuits, jelly slice (thanks Granny), chocolate crackles, honey crackles and fairy bread. Plus a wide selection of fabulous teas from Em’s collection, and freshly brewed coffee. And, an AMAZING pinata. So good. Well done Em.

We raised nearly $500, and we are both so proud of our efforts, knowing they will help OCA and their awareness programs, support for women and families affected by ovarian cancer, and ovarian cancer research.

In 2014, about 1,470 Australian women are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. An estimated 1,640 are expected to be diagnosed in 2020*.

It is so important to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, because they are such commonly described symptoms for many diagnoses, not just limited to ovarian cancer.

Check out OCA’s  website for some very useful information about ovarian cancer and the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and what you can do to help, such as donating online or even holding your very own “afternoon teal”.

http://www.ovariancancer.net.au/

So… Without further a- do. Some insight into the things we made…

P.s. Here’s some links to two of the recipes from the day!

Chocolate Mint Biscuits

Gingerbread Cookies

 Eat, share and enjoy,
Kirra xo
* http://canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/gynaecological-cancers/ovarian-cancer/ovarian-cancer-statistics
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