Local nurse Jane Redmond has received the first honorary membership to the Cooma Country Women’s Association (CWA) as part of CWA Awareness Day for her work in the community as a women’s health and breast care nurse.
This year CWA branches across NSW are presenting honorary 12 month memberships to a worthy member of the community to celebrate CWA Awareness Day and its 90th anniversary.
Cooma CWA president Barbara Scanes presents Jane Redmond with her honorary CWA membership on Friday
The Cooma branch nominated Mrs Redmond as they thought she was very worthy of the membership for the work she had done in the community over many years.
Mrs Redmond moved to the region 30 years ago and has worked at the Cooma Hospital as a Registered Nurse, as a community health nurse and now as a women’s health nurse and breast care nurse. She also runs the outreach service in Bombala, Delegate and Jindabyne.
A breast cancer survivor herself, Mrs Redmond said being diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago had made her more proactive and emphasised the importance of preventative health.
“I am an advocate for women’s health,” she said.
“I’m into empowering women to take control of their health.”
Mrs Redmond said it was an honour to receive the one year membership to the CWA. Cooma CWA president Barbara Scanes presented Mrs Redmond with an awareness day certificate and badge in Centennial Park on Friday along with other members of the branch.
The Lions Club put on a sausage sizzle and helped the branch spread awareness of what the CWA does in Cooma as well as celebrate the 90th anniversary of CWA NSW.