Shamime Mustapha, who attended the
workshop as a participant, gave CCN her assessment of
This was the Breast Cancer Awareness
Workshop attended by many and enjoyed by all. It was
plain to see that much effort had been put into every
aspect of the events of the day.
The ambience of the hall and organisation of the
programme, complimented with the culinary delights on
offer, pay testimony to the above.
We were well addressed by various speakers; some taking
the medical point of departure, detailing the signs and
symptoms of early detection, coupled with the various
methods of maintaining awareness. Practical
demonstrations along with startling facts and
audiovisual media, served to further educate and inform
the audience of the urgency of awareness.
A very inspiring talk by a breast cancer survivor,
brought forward the emotion, resilience, and humility
shared by all those touched by cancers, whether directly
or indirectly. Later in the day, a pleasant relaxation
exercise offered many an unexpected listener a few
moments to unwind.
Competitions were a plenty, creativity was awarded,
along with many random lucky draws.
Finally, we were treated to a fiesta of scrumptious
drinks and gourmet sandwiches, with sufficient time and
space to meet and greet.
We were equally fortunate to be able to use the volume
of leftovers to feed some of the cities' homeless.
Alhamdulillah, the entire event was wonderful!
We look forward to further such
Crescents of Brisbane wishes to
thank Saalihah Seedat (the brain child
and driving force behind this initiative),
Shahina Omar, Shaida Gutta,
Jamilah Solwa, and Ayesha Sabdia for
the work they put into getting this workshop
together and for their boundless creativity and
Congratulations on the women's health workshop
on Saturday…it was a wonderful event. The
numbers were great and there was a real interest
and support for the very informative and
practical speakers. I am sure that the women
really enjoyed the workshop, and learned
important information that could make a
difference to their health. Thank you for the
opportunity to share the day….Claire
Senator Claire Moore
Labor Senator for Queensland