Jo Novich is an ex-resident of the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre (SCCC) and has been through chemo and radiation treatment.
And now she feels it's time to give something back.
This year she will be hosting Australia's Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) in the Kangaroo Valley which will be held at the Friendly Inn Beer Garden on Moss Vale Rd at 11am on May 27.
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is a community event that raises vital funds to make a big difference for those impacted by cancer.
Each year, 146,000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer which is about 400 per day. Approximately 50,000 Australians with cancer die per day which equates to 135 per day.
As SCCC are not hosting their own ABMT event this year, they have decided to throw their weight behind Jo and provide her with the resources that are needed.
While she was having radiation treatment at the SCCC, Jo saw firsthand the impact that Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fund raising had on patients with cancer.
"I was just overwhelmed with the way everybody was having a whale of a time raising money for the Centre," she said.
Jo said the volunteers at the SCCC were "absolutely marvellous".
"Even though COVID volunteers were still driving patients to and from their treatments even though the Centre was pretty well running out of money.
"So I thought, you know what, I'm going to put my hand up to organise an ABMT event. And damn, let's go the whole hog and get everyone involved.
"So we're turning it into a big event like we tend to do in the Kangaroo Valley - we don't do things by half, we do things on the larger scale," she said.
Guests will be entertained by an auction of amazing items, raffles, natural homemade cakes and the band Last Chance Honey.
The morning tea will be joined by Jarrod Flynn from Shoalhaven Cancer Care Center who will speak about the sorts of things that fundraising and research are able to achieve.
Tickets to the morning tea cost $20 per head and can be booked here.
To make your donation to the Kangaroo Valleys Biggest Morning Tea Event please click here.
Jo encouraged everyone who plans to attend the morning tea event to bring their own mug in the interest of being environmentally friendly.