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Monday, 24 February 2014
Page: 541

Mr WILLIAMS (Hindmarsh) (13:44): I was recently proud to attend and support a heart-warming fundraising event in my electorate of Hindmarsh. West Beach Surf Life Saving Club held their second annual Pink Swim, raising around $10,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which funds research for prevention and cure. I was one of those who personally donated to this fantastic cause. Breast cancer, as many of us know, is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. State Liberal leader Steven Marshall participated with his sister Kerrin, who is bravely fighting breast cancer herself. It was also great to have our foreign minister, Julie Bishop, attend and support those who participated in this wonderful event. There were over 400 participants, all swimming for a mother or grandmother, sister, wife or friend who had been affected by this insidious disease. Another special participant was Olympic medallist and South Australian swimming legend Phil Rogers. It was great to see him swimming with the young and old.

West Beach Surf Life Saving Club held a junior carnival recently and, as a parent, a club member and an honorary member, I was more than happy to burn a few sausages with my fellow members and help out—or so they said! I congratulate all involved at the club for organising two wonderful events, and I thank the people of Hindmarsh in South Australia for supporting them so well.