It’s Time To #ForkCancer

We’re hungry to #forkcancer and we bet you are too, so join us at The Longest Table for the most important dinner party you will ever host.

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We’re hungry to #forkcancer and we bet you are too, so join us at The Longest Table for the most important dinner party you will ever host.

Did you know, during the time you have friends over for dinner 56 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer?

You can help lower this number by raising funds to support Australian cancer researchers by hosting a Longest Table this winter.

Now in its fourth year, The Longest Table is a fun, simple and lifesaving fundraising concept where you host a dinner with friends and family.

The official date for The Longest Table is Saturday, 18 June 2016, however if you’re busy – that’s fine, you can host your event any time until the end of July.

The Longest Table Ambassador and My Kitchen Rules winner, Bree May, said the fundraiser is designed for everyone to get involved, whether they fancy themselves a foodie, or not.

“Winter is a perfect time to have your friends over and enjoy a meal in the comfort of your own home,” Bree said.

“The food can be as simple or as fancy as you like.”

“If you can’t host a dinner party, your event could be brunch or lunch – there are no rules.”

Bree said she hopes for a world without cancer after the disease took the life of two family members.

“My cousin Paul, and my husband’s mum both sadly died of cancer. My mum was diagnosed with cancer about 10 years ago. Thankfully they found it early through a routine mammogram and she is still with us today,” she said.

“By getting involved in The Longest Table and using my love of cooking, I feel like I can make a difference – and you can too.”

The Longest Table ambassador and breast cancer thriver, Jenni Eyles, said while there is plenty she would like to forget about her cancer treatment, there is also plenty she wants to share.

“By raising our voice and promoting The Longest Table we are raising awareness of cancer – one of the most heartbreaking diseases affecting Australian families,” she said.

“Every dollar you raise through your Longest Table will fund lifesaving cancer research via three beneficiary charities: The Hospital Research Foundation, Australian Breast Cancer Research, and Australian Prostate Cancer.

“You will be supporting researchers who are finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for breast, prostate, bowel and oesophageal cancers, and many more.

“Guests can either donate on The Longest Table website or donate directly to their hosts.

“So what are you waiting for? Pull out a recipe book, head to the shops, put on your apron, invite your friends and together let’s #forkcancer.”

A cure could be at the end of your table.

Visit https://www.thelongesttable.com.au to register your dinner and donate to #forkcancer

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