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Trivia night to help raise money for breast cancer research

By Lachlan Roberts - 5 February 2018 0

Saroja Wickremasinghe running the Canberra Running Festival. Photo: Supplied.

When Saroja saw her close friend crying in the middle of the shopping centre after his wife had passed away from breast cancer, she saw how breast cancer could affect everyone, one way or the other.

So Saroja Wickremasinghe put her passion towards raising money for breast cancer research.

“Research is the only way to find out more about breast cancer – so that treatment outcomes can improve & families can stay together longer. This is why it’s so important to me. All funds raised at our trivia night will help the National Breast Cancer Foundation work towards zero breast cancer deaths by 2030.”

Saroja will host a fundraising trivia night, which will be Saroja’s last fundraiser for breast cancer research before she takes on the London Marathon in April.

Saroja has been given entry to the marathon as one of six representatives for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the only one from Canberra.

Having run two marathons before at the Canberra Running Festival in 2015 and 2017, Saroja is passionate to do it again.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most common cancer facing Australian women, with 1 in 8 diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime and research being the only way to understand more about breast cancer so that it can be prevented, diagnosed & treated more effectively.

Saroja is passionate about helping in any way she can, and her goal is to raise at least $12,500 for lifesaving breast cancer research. She will bear all her expenses but she needs your help to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Saroja, who has lived in Canberra for most of her life, is calling out to Canberrans to come and support the fundraiser and to help those affected by breast cancer.

Saroja’s trivia night is on the 24th of February at the Australian-Croatian Club, 68 McCaughey St, Turner. Starting at 7 pm, the night will include trivia, lucky door prizes, raffles, auctions, items for sale and much more.

With tickets only $20 per person or $180 for a table of 10, it’s a night you should never miss. Book via email at or over the phone at 0431 034 259 by the 20th of February 2018.

“Together Let’s Achieve Zero Deaths from Breast Cancer by 2030″

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