Eastern Courier : November 12th 2010
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Fiddling star joins carollers Fiddler extraordinaire Marian Burns will light up this year s Pakuranga Choral Society Christmas concert. The guest instrumen- talist and entertainer is well-known here and in Australia. Her talents have attracted many awards including NZ Music Entertainer of the year, Scroll of Honour from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand and Life Time Achievement at the Golden Fiddler Awards. The choir will also present their usual menu of old and new Christmas songs. The Cowboy Carol, a fresh take on The Water is Wide and Mendels- sohn s anthem to peace How Lovely Are the Messengers are on the evening s song list. The singers, under Stu- art Weightman with Michael Bell at the organ and Val Sowerby at the piano, are enthusiastic about the presentation. The Behold That Star concert starts at 2pm on December 5 in All Saints Church, Howick. Tickets are $25 for adults, seniors $20, students $10 at the door. Butterfly trust spreads wings In honour: Tracey Reynolds is raising awareness of pancreatic cancer in honour of her mother. Photo: MIKE WORSNOP By NICOLA WILLIAMS Before Bev died she told her daughter she would send blue butterflies as a message that she was okay. I thought I d never see one but I see them all the time, it s a huge comfort, Tracey Rey- nolds says. The blue butterfly became the perfect sym- bol for a trust Mrs Rey- nolds has set up to honour her mother who died of pancreatic cancer in October 2008. She says she hadn t heard anything about the cancer until the diagnosis and there wasn t much support or information about it. Thereisa3to5 percent survival rate. It s pretty much the only one now that is still a death sentence -- there has been no change in that in the past 30 to 40 years. It s often very quick, Mum was given two months and survived nine months -- but she was stubborn, Mrs Rey- nolds says. She wanted to start the trust to raise aware- ness, support others and fund research. We don t want the first anyone hears of it to be when someone is diagnosed. Forums have been created on the website for people to support each other. The trust s first proj- ect will be creating a New Zealand-based in- formation brochure. In 2007 there were just under 500 people diagnosed in New Zea- land and just about the same number passed away. There are no prevent- ative tests and it doesn t have any markers in the blood like other cancers do. The way mum was diagnosed was through an MRI but by the time there are symptoms it s in the advanced stages, Mrs Reynolds says. It is possible the can- cer is genetic but with- out any screening checks there is nothing Mrs Reynolds can do to pre- vent it. It revs me up more to do something about this, I want something done, she says. One of the things that inspired me was I read that pancreatic cancer is where breast cancer was in the 1930s, and breast cancer used to be a death sentence. A black tie fund- raising dinner will be held in February to launch the trust and raise funds for research. Go to www.bluebutterfly trust.co.nz for more information.
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