The Mudgee Golf Club is already one of the greenest places in the region, but it’s just about to get even greener – and it doesn’t involve extra fertiliser.
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The staff are supporting Lymphoma in the Limelight – a month long awareness campaign by Lymphoma Australia.
Mudgee Golf Club operations manager Debbie Bates said the cause is quite personal to the Club.
“Our superintendent has Lymphoma, and it’s one of those cancers that’s not very well know, it’s not very publicised,” she said.
The Club is accepting donations throughout September and also raising money by selling T-Shirts, bangles, ribbons and balloons.
“The money will go toward research for cures and to get rid of this horrible disease, but it’s really about raising awareness,” Mrs Bates said.
Lymphomas refers to types of cancer that begin in the lymphatic system (the various lymph glands around the body). Lymphomas are the sixth most common form of cancer overall (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer).
There are two main types of lymphoma, which spread and are treated differently:
The five-year survival rate for people with lymphoma, across the many subtypes, is 75%.
Mudgee Golf Club’s marketing co-ordinator, Emily Wrona, said “we’re letting our community know that there are people in our community with this disease.”
“There are a lot of people in our community and in our Club that are battle Lymphoma,” she said.
“It’s something that needs more attention.”
World Lymphoma Awareness Day is on September 15.
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