Arts to fight cancer

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Melody Chen, State ALP MP for Stretton Duncan Pegg, Carolyn Oldano and Jill Chung are fundraising to fight brain cancer.

ALGESTER-BASED charity, Hand in Hand – Fighting Brain Cancer, will benefit from the support of the World Arts and Multi-Culture during performances at this month’s Brisbane International Arts Festival.

Hand in Hand — Fighting Brain Cancer was started in 2016 by Algester mother Carolyn Oldano, whose husband Michael lost his battle with brain cancer.

“Hand in Hand is dedicated to helping families, carers, and brain cancer warriors by providing personalised assistance, increasing awareness, and also inspiring hope for better futures, for brain cancer warriors and friends,’’ Mrs Oldano said.

State ALP MP for Stretton Duncan Pegg said it was “great to see two wonderful local community organisations coming together for such a worthy cause”.

World Arts and Multi-Culture president Melody Chen said the group took pride in helping charities through their performance.

Mrs Oldano said money raised from the performances would go towards providing support to people with brain cancer, “to nurture and help them through their individual journeys”.

World Arts and Multi-Culture director Jill Chung said the Brisbane International Festival would run to March 17 and involve local and international artists.