Benefit for Ange

Filed in Recent News by May 17, 2017

APPROXIMATELY 15,000 Australians are told they have bowel cancer each year and in December 2015 Angela Oversby was told at the age of 31 that she had metastatic terminal bowel cancer.

Ange with young son Cooper and husband Kevin.

Ange with young son Cooper and husband Kevin.

Ange was a midwife living in Esperance with her husband Kevin and young son Cooper, but returned home to Scone to be near her parents Mary and Lindsay Hodge and close to treatment in Sydney.

Unfortunately Ange has not responded well to treatment and the disease is progressing, so friends have banded together to support Ange and her young family by holding “Benefit for Ange” next month.

“Ang feels really strongly about raising awareness for bowel cancer,” said Lisa Murphy.

“…she showed no real symptoms of bowel cancer that couldn’t be put down to wear and tear of childbirth and a working mum with a toddler,” she said.

“Whilst we can’t take the cancer away, we can as their friends and community help this wonderful family alleviate some of the financial burden associated with cancer treatment and help Angela, Kevin and Cooper enjoy the time they have left together making beautiful memories,” she said.

“All money raised goes directly to the family to do what they want to do, if they want to go in a holiday, or put it towards medication; and hopefully they will get to do both depending on how much we raise,” she said.

“We also want to give her a fun night,” Lisa Murphy said.

Learn more about bowel cancer: Bowel Cancer Australia.

  • What: Benefit for Ange. Drink on arrival, finger food, silent auction, lucky door prizes, raffle and entertainment by Razz and Tash, Tori Vines and Kyda Rock. Dress: cocktail.
  • When: 7pm, Friday, June 2, 2017.
  • Where: Scone Sporties Club.
  • Tickets: $60
  • Donate: Organisers are still encouraging local business to donate prizes and people can make a financial donation online:
  • Contact: Lisa Murphy 0408 688 074.