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Christmas Party To Raise Money For Cancer

Story: Alyssa Mackay | Photo: Bruce Redman
Published On : Nov 19, 2021
Christmas Party to Raise Money for Cancer
As popular DJs on the Peninsula, Elaine and Stephen Brophy are the life and soul of the party and this month they're inviting the community to show their Christmas spirit and have some fun while fundraising for myeloma research.

The Christmas Soul Party is on Saturday, 4 December at the Scarborough Bowls Club, and will raise money for Myeloma Australia.

My husband Stephen has myeloma, which is an incurable but treatable bone marrow cancer, Elaine said.

Myeloma Australia is a completely self-funded charity, so they rely on donations. I wanted to do something to support the people who are supporting us.

Stephen was diagnosed with the disease in May 2018. While he had a stem cell transplant and responded well to treatment in January 2019, he had a relapse in August this year. He is currently receiving treatment on a weekly basis. 

It's been a difficult year so this is why I've thrown myself into something to make myself feel useful, Elaine said. I can't do anything to cure myeloma but I can help support people with it.

Elaine and Stephen make up Sounds of Soul Brisbane, a dynamic DJ duo who love to get the crowd dancing to northern soul, motown, sixties RnB, funk and disco. They will be entertaining the audience at the Christmas Soul Party, alongside a host of other DJs from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Stephen and I are immersed in our music because it takes us away from our situation and gives us purpose and joy to play, Elaine said.

All the DJs on the night are playing original seven-inch vinyl. We are going to have a big party.

Tickets are $10 and there will also be raffle prizes with contributions from local businesses including Showcase Beers, One Agency, Suttons Beach Pavilion, and Scarborough Hair and Beauty.

Those who can't make it on the night are invited to make a donation online.

Elaine said myeloma had been a nightmare but also a blessing.

Myeloma has made us appreciate our lives, she said. We are thankful for every day we have together.

To book go to www.trybooking.com/BUCNJ

To donate online go to www.justgiving.com/fundrais...

Christmas Soul Party
Saturday, 4 December, 7-12pm
Scarborough Bowls Club
321 Scarborough Road, Scarborough
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