Joes legacy a little bit of magic

Kay Johnson from the Cancer Care Unit at Lismore Base Hospital with members of the Joe Brazel organising committee (l-r) Johanne Brazel, Fay Ditton, Sue Byrnes, Debbie Grant and Kaye Burr.

The Cancer Care Unit at Lismore Base Hospital now has a new flat screen TV with a built in DVD thanks to organisers of the successful Joe Brazel Trivia Night in Lismore.

The night was named in honour of Joe Brazel, a local man who died of cancer in December 2005. His wife Johanne and colleagues from PFD Food Services decided to hold a trivia night to raise funds for adults suffering from the disease.

Already the group has bought a hands-free phone, TV and other luxuries for patients at the Ballina Cancer Unit and they are now turning their attention to the Lismore Cancer Care Unit.

We were approached by volunteers from the Look Good Feel Better program as they wanted a TV they could move around easily for their course, said one of the organisers, Kaye Burr. The course shows cancer patients how to apply wigs, make-up and scarves etc during their treatment so that can feel a bit glamorous because if you look good somehow you feel better. Its really a little bit of magic.


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