Aunty Barbara Simms Keeley

Cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Aged care coordinator and a respected elder in her community.

Aunty Barb is passionate about raising community awareness around cancer. This year, 2015 will be the 7th time  she will hold her annual Breast Cancer Morning Tea at Yarra Bay Sailing Club, to which she welcomes both women and men from Aboriginal communities across the state. Barb’s event is a successful community-led program and a great example of how we can start an internal discussion about cancer and smash the myth that it is a death sentence.