Cally’s Thank You To Young Oncology Unit

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

Aldo and Cally Malvicino
Aldo and Cally Malvicino.

She passed away on April 24, but Cally Malvicino has left a lasting impression on the community, and a big thank you to the Young Oncology Unit.

Young Society of Artists will host an exhibition of Cally’s work from June 11 to 13 to raise funds for the Young Oncology Unit and Bowel Cancer Research, according to group member and friend Heather Ruhl.

“She was having treatments for a variety of cancers, but the initial one was bowel cancer,” Heather said.

“She really sung the praises of the oncology unit.”

“I think she and I joined the group in the early days, around 1990. Cally was a big supporter of the arts and emerging artists.The one thing Cally never wanted to do was draw attention to herself.”

Before her passing, Cally did make it clear that she wanted to do something to support the Oncology Unit and Bowel Cancer research.

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, so it is the perfect time to exhibit and sell Cally’s work. Proceeds from the event will go to the Young Oncology Unit and Bowel Cancer research.

The exhibition will officially open on Friday, June 10 at the Young Town Hall. It will then be open from Saturday through to Monday, June 11 to 13 from 10am to 3pm.

Bowel Cancer claims 101 Australian lives each week. That’s 5,255 people each year. The risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, but it does not discriminate. It affects men, women, young and old.

Wednesday, June 15 is Red Apple Day, Bowel Cancer Australia’s annual giving day.

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