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Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Terry White Chemmart team members Shenae Wood, Jasmine Lewis, Kirilly Evans, Amelia McLeod and Ros Bachos.Picture: Tari Jeffers
Camera IconTerry White Chemmart team members Shenae Wood, Jasmine Lewis, Kirilly Evans, Amelia McLeod and Ros Bachos.Picture: Tari Jeffers Credit: Tari Jeffers/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Women’s health has been put in the spotlight as part of Terry White Chemmart’s annual ovarian cancer fundraising activities this month.

To raise money and awareness of ovarian cancer, the team at the chemist in Manjimup is holding its annual book sale, in addition to a yoga session.

Since pharmacy assistant Kirilly Evans began organising the fundraisers in 2016, the team has raised more than $2600 for ovarian cancer.

Miss Evans said the book sale was already under way in-store and people could purchase a book for a gold coin donation.

“It’s all part of Paint the Town Teal, through Ovarian Cancer Australia,” she said.

The biggest change to this year’s fundraising efforts will be a sunrise yoga session at Fonty’s Pool on February 20.

From 6am to 7am on the day, people can donate to participate.

“The session will be hosted by Jennifer Birkhead, who is kind enough to lend her yoga expertise,” Miss Evans said. “We will also have a door prize hamper available.”

Miss Evans said she hoped the yoga session would help get more people involved in fundraising for ovarian cancer. “We also have teal ribbons and pens for sale here in store too,” she said.

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