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A Day of Fun, Friendship and Fundraising

The Longest Table is about showing cancer what we really think, and determined host Deb Swansson is joining the fight for a second year to give cancer the middle finger!

Cancer has left an irreplaceable hole in Deb’s heart. Her loving mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and was sadly taken from her just seven weeks later.

Unfortunately, it didn’t stop there. Deb has seen firsthand many of her family and friends fight this cruel disease, some winning their battle, and others not so lucky.

Deb Swansson

“I’m hosting a Longest Table again this year as I’ve seen too many family and friends devastated by a cancer diagnosis. Raising funds towards cancer research could mean daughters and sons wouldn’t lose their mum to cancer the way I did,” Deb said.

Deb is hosting a high tea at Tealicious Cakes in Willunga on Saturday July 21 and is hoping to raise as much money as she can for lifesaving cancer research.

“The theme for this year is Vintage High Tea which will include a raffle with various prizes as well as a small thank you gift for guests. I have chosen a pink and gold theme making it a girly day with lots of fun and friendship along the way,” Deb said.

“The Longest Table moneybox will also be on display for those wishing to donate further on the day.”

All funds raised on the day will go towards lifesaving cancer research that will enable our dedicated researchers to develop new treatments for all types of cancers affecting our community.

“A future free from cancer would mean I would have had my mum here today, sharing in the experience of seeing my grandsons and becoming a great grandmother.

“It would also mean that many people wouldn’t have to fear this disease and in turn their family and friends could also live without fear of a cancer diagnosis.

“I want to help eradicate this disease.”