The teal deal on cancer

Holding pins and cakes, Nicole Lentini and Natalia Mroz.

By Ewen McRae

A Deer Park chemist is turning teal for ovarian cancer awareness, hoping to make a big contribution to cancer research.

With February dedicated to awareness of the common cancer, Terry White Chemmart at Brimbank Shopping Centre is selling teal ribbons to raise funds.

The staff also hosted a morning tea last week to help the fundraising efforts.

Store manager Nicole Lentini said it was a chance for community to get involved in helping research efforts.

“We do something every year, with raising money and also giving out pamphlets with information,” she said. “It’s always a successful campaign and it’s nice to get the community involved in something like this.

“We hear all sorts of stories from our customers, whether they’ve experienced cancer themselves or know someone who has been through it.

“I think everyone knows someone in some way who’s been affected by ovarian cancer … it’s good to do our bit to help out.”

Terry White Chemmarts will be selling teal ribbons for the rest of February.