10% Plus announces its first funding recipients
Perth,s gay and lesbian business association, 10% Plus, last month donated over A$4,000 raised at its monthly dinners to community groups and charities.
The recipients of the funding were Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [P-FLAG] (Perth Inc.) A$1,200, The Lymphoedema Association of WA A$1,000, The Cancer Foundation (Breast Cancer Support Services) A$1,000, and prostate cancer research A$1,000.
The president of 10% Plus, Mike Chester, said the association's committee had called for funding submissions from gay and lesbian and cancer support groups which did not receive Government funding and required financial assistance.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG) Perth Inc., will be using the funds it received to reprint a booklet called 'Somebody You Love', initially produced in conjunction with the 'Here For Life' youth suicide prevention project.
The Lymphoedema Association of WA received funding towards purchasing a machine which measures fluid levels, and compression suits which assist in draining limbs affected by Lymphoedema, a condition which results from the removal of lymph nodes during surgery for breast, cervical and ovarian cancers.
The Breast Cancer Support Service of the Cancer foundation will use its funding to assist women who undergo chemo. or radiotherapy and suffer hair loss as a result. One of the services they provide is a wig 'library' for patients who suffer hair loss.
The final A$1,000 will be channelled into research on prostate cancer, one of the biggest health threats to older men.
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