Dawoodi Bohras Host Their 5th Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Awareness

The Melbourne community of Dawoodi Bohras participated for the 5th year running in the Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for Cancer Council, Australia’s leading cancer charity.

The baking contest, organised as part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative, raised enough money to provide SunSmart education to 1,500 kids, promoting the importance of hats, sunblock & sleeves.

Skin cancer kills nearly 2,000 Australians each year—more than the national road toll—and two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. SunSmart is a world-renowned progamme leading the way in skin cancer prevention since its creation in the 1980s. It is jointly funded by Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Government.

The Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser is an annual event for the Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne, fostering community spirit and serving as a significant fundraiser for cancer research and education initiatives.

The Bohras’ morning tea featured a delightful baking contest that saw enthusiastic participation from men, women, and children alike. Beyond the culinary delights, attendees engaged in various games and activities, all in the spirit of supporting a noble cause.

“We are thrilled to be part of such a meaningful event year after year,” said Arwa Kaka, a community member. 

 “Our collaboration with the Cancer Council underscores our commitment to raising awareness and funds for cancer research and education,” she said.

The funds raised through this event are expected to make a tangible difference. This year’s efforts have generated enough money to either provide over 1,500 children with vital sunsmart education or support 20 days of a PhD student’s cancer research.

Dawoodi Bohras of Melbourne participated in the Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for Cancer Council, Australia’s leading cancer charity for the 5th year consecutive year.

Australia’s cultural affinity with morning tea gatherings further amplifies the significance of events like these. Morning teas have long been a cherished tradition, offering a platform for socialising, sharing stories, and, in this case, rallying support for a cause that affects countless lives.

As the sun rises over Melbourne on Sunday morning, it symbolises hope, solidarity, and the unwavering commitment of communities like the Dawoodi Bohras to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer.

The success of Australia’s biggest morning tea is not merely measured in dollars raised but in lives touched, futures brightened, and the collective determination to create a world free from the burden of cancer.

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