I love trying new things, so when I was asked to take part in a stand-up comedy event recently, I jumped at it.  The Stars of the Tweed Comedy Club, an initiative of the NSW Cancer Council.

A lot of people out there probably already know my story, but for those that don’t, I recently went through breast cancer a year after my husband when through mouth cancer.  This was off the back of my eldest brother going through prostrate cancer…. And we have also been through bowel cancer with Dad and cervical cancer with Mum.


All is good.  Life is sensational!  I am truly grateful for the life I am living today.  So, because of this, and the reasons I’ll explain below, I really wanted to do take part in this stand-up comedy event.

The first reason was completely selfish.  I wanted to learn how to make people laugh, and the opportunity to work with comedian, Mandy Nolan, on the art of stand-up comedy, was a gift.  I feel extremely appreciative and lucky to have had that opportunity.

The second was, I really wanted to raise funding and awareness for cancer and cancer research.

Thirdly, I wanted to take advantage of any opportunity to tell my story and my cancer experience, to offer comfort, knowledge and any support I could to someone out there who may need it.

And lastly, I just like to help people.

I am pleased to report that I was a hit!  Ha!  Who would have thunk it. LOL.

In the lead up to the event, I raised $1200 and on the night of the event, about $5500 was raised in donations and ticket sales.  YAY!  Thank you to all those out there who came, laughed and gave.  You are the sensational ones!

So, what does this mean?  Do I now join the comedy circuit?  As tempted as I am, I’m going to stick to speaking and singing.  I will say this, it never ceases to amaze me, how getting out of your comfort zone and doing something different, can spark something sensational!

Get out there.  Have a laugh ? Be a sensation!