Updated: Mar 20
Let's simplify this right here. You girls and guys fuckin' rock. So we thought, why not throw a free event at one of the coolest spots in town - The Third Day, North Melbourne. The open roof warehouse will see us host an array of fun and important things on Sunday April 7.
We start off with the important. Breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of the cells lining the breast lobules or ducts. The risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer by age 85 is 1 in 8 for women.
Jemma Boyd was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 at the age of 25 years old. Over the years it has affected her personal and work life, to the extent of her not being able to work currently. Her position as a nurse is at a standstill, and from once helping others, she now needs your help. Jemma has organised a Relay for Life team, named Team Ohana. The Relay for Life Australia is a celebration of cancer survivors, carers, and their families and friends; bringing communities together at Relay's across Australia almost every weekend of the year. Every year they participate and aim to raise as much money as possible for the Cancer Council. Cancer Council Australia is a national, NFP organisation which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia.
We will be setting up a Cancer Council charity station at the event, where you will be able to educate yourself on cancer, the Cancer Council and Jemma’s story in which you can read a little on below. You’ll also be able to donate to the cause. There will be tins set up at the bar and around the venue too.
You can also donate here via GoFundMe - www.gofundme.com/raising-money-for-jemma-boyd-cancer-council
An art exhibit will be set up, featuring 11 artists works; alongside artists showcasing live paint and graffiti. Combine this with some beautiful house music, a charity run BBQ, some drinks; and we are set for a fun day with mates. This event is also family friendly, so bring your parents – or your kids.
We will have an Arteq station set up too, where you'll be able to purchase our first release of T-shirts and tote bags.
On Sunday April 7, the team at Arteq host a FREE event at The Third Day at 290 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne from 12.00pm – 7.00pm and we hope to see you there.