Breast effort makes impact

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Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times

Zonta Club member Sandy Affleck drives the local organisation’s breast cushion initiative, knowing better than most its significance for cancer sufferers.

Designed specifically for women post lumpectomy or mastectomy, the silk cushion offers protection and support to patients in the throes of breast cancer.

Diagnosed with stage four breast cancer herself, Ms Affleck guides Zonta Club members in sewing and stuffing up to 200 pillows a year.

“After surgery, women really do need something soft to have with them for sleeping,” she said.

Ms Affleck said Zonta Club members from Bunbury and even Perth drove to Busselton to pick up any pillows the city organisation could spare, because demand was so high. The free cushions are handmade by club volunteers, who are currently seeking more members.

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