50% OFF All Clothing | This Thursday – ALL STORES!

50% OFF All Clothing | This Thursday – ALL STORES!

Get 50% off all clothing at Beautiful You Funky Op Shops located at Maroochydore, Bokarina and our brand new store in Sippy Downs right next door to Joyce Mayne this Thursday the 20th September.

No Hold or Rainchecks so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to grab yourself a brand new summer wardrobe all the while supporting Beautiful You Program to support Sunshine Coast Women on their Cancer Journies.


July is here and we are turning yellow at Bokarina!

July is here and we are turning yellow at Bokarina!

July is here and we are turning yellow as we show our support for those with Bladder Cancer and create awareness about this little known type of Cancer.
You can show your support for Beautiful You Program by visiting us all here the Bokarina Funky Op Shop and taker a look at our lovely Displays for July and nab yourself a bargain.
Sending a big thank you to our lovely Volunteers for a beautiful Job on the displays.

What is bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer is when abnormal cells in the bladder grow and divide in an uncontrolled way.

There are different types of bladder cancer:

urothelial carcinoma, formally known as transitional cell carcinoma, is the most common form of bladder cancer (80-90%) and starts in the urothelial cells in the bladder wall’s innermost layer
squamous cell carcinoma begins in the thin, flat cells that line the bladder
adenocarcinoma is a rare form which starts in mucus-producing cells in the bladder.
In 2014, 2748 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed in Australia. Bladder cancer is common in people aged over 60 and is significantly more common in men than in women.

In 2015, there were 1111 deaths caused by bladder cancer in Australia.

Bladder cancer symptoms

The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine (haematuria), which usually occurs suddenly and is generally not painful.

Other less common symptoms include:

problems emptying the bladder
a burning feeling when passing urine
need to pass urine often
blood in urine
lower abdominal or back pain.

Causes of bladder cancer

Some factors that can increase your risk of bladder cancer include:

workplace exposure to certain chemicals used in dyeing in the textile, petrochemical and rubber industries
use of the chemotherapy drug cyclophosphamide
family history
chronic inflammation of the bladder.Top
Diagnosis for bladder cancer
Tests to diagnose bladder cancer may include:

Blood tests

Blood tests can check you general health.

Urine tests

Urine tests check for blood, bacteria and any cancer or pre-cancer cells.

CT scans

CT scans produce three-dimensional pictures of several organs at the same including the bladder which can help in the detection of any tumours.

Ultrasound scans

Ultrasound scans produce pictures of the organ, and can show the presence and size of cancer. Small tumours may be difficult to detect by ultrasound.

Cystoscopy and biopsy

A cystoscopy is the main procedure used to diagnose bladder cancer by examining the inside of the bladder. If abnormal tissues are detected, a tissue sample (biopsy) will then be taken.

Treatment for bladder cancer


A CT scan, bone (radioisotope) scan and chest X-ray are done to determine the extent of the cancer (its stage).

The most common staging system used for bladder cancer is the TNM system, which describes the stage of the cancer from stage I to stage IV. Determining the stage of your cancer helps your doctors plan the best treatment for you.

Types of treatment

Superficial bladder cancers are treated with surgery and/or immunotherapy, or sometimes chemotherapy instilled into the bladder.


Surgery (transurethral resection) is done using a cystoscope which has a wire loop which the doctor uses to remove any tumours. Other ways to kill the cancer cells can include burning the base of the tumour or high-energy laser to damage or kill the cells


Non-invasive bladder cancers an also be treated with immunotherapy. A vaccine called Bacillus Calmetter-Guérin, developed to prevent tuberculosis, can be used to stimulate your immune system in order to stop or delay bladder cancer.


Chemotherapy drugs are used to destroy or damage cancer cells. For non-invasive bladder cancers, chemotherapy drugs are instilled into the bladder (intravesical chemotherapy).

Invasive bladder cancers are most commonly treated with surgery, although radiotherapy is an alternative treatment. In some cases chemotherapy may be added.

If surgery is not an option, the cancer may be treated with radiotherapy, with or without chemotherapy, or chemotherapy alone (platinum and gemcitabine).

Treatment team

Depending on your treatment, your treatment team may consist of a number of different health professionals, such as:

a GP who works with other specialists to coordinate treatment
urologist, who specialises in surgery of the urinary system
radiation oncologist, who prescribes and coordinates radiotherapy treatment
medical oncologist, who prescribes and coordinates the chemotherapy
cancer care coordinators and nurses
other allied health professionals such as a dietician, social worker and counsellor.

Palliative care

In some cases of bladder cancer, your medical team may talk to you about palliative care. Palliative care aims to improve your quality of life by alleviating symptoms of cancer.

As well as slowing the spread of bladder cancer, palliative treatment can relieve pain and help manage other symptoms. Treatment may include radiotherapy, chemotherapy or other drug therapies.

Screening for bladder cancer

There is currently no screening for bladder cancer available in Australia.

Prognosis for bladder cancer

It is not possible for a doctor to predict the exact course of a disease as it will depend on the person’s individual circumstances. However, your doctor may give you a prognosis, the likely outcome of your disease, based on the type of cancer you have, your test results, the rate of tumour growth, as well as your age, fitness and medical history.

Bladder cancer can be effectively treated if it is found early, before it spreads outside the bladder.

Preventing bladder cancer

While it is not possible to prevent bladder cancer, it is possible to reduce your risks such as not smoking or quitting smoking, and avoiding exposure to chemicals listed above.


Caner Council – https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/bladder-cancer.html

Understanding Bladder Cancer, Cancer Council Australia © 2018. Last medical review of this booklet: February 2018.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. ACIM (Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality) Books. Canberra: AIHW.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Cancer in Australia 2017. Cancer series no. 101. Cat. no. CAN 100. Canberra: AIHW.

Christmas in July Raceday

Christmas in July Raceday

Our Christmas in July Raceday was held on Sunday 30th July, 2017.  I’m overwhelmed with the generosity of our sponsors and supporters we raised $6400 on the day.  Thank you to our sponsors for coming on board Pacific Motor Group – Maroochydore, Jenny McEvoy Real Estate, MAPS Marketing Agency, Melon Head Juices – Caloundra, Kawana Equipment Hire.

Thanks to Mary Henzell, Fay Mansell, Kim Jarrott, Marie Poulton for supporting me through Raceday Preparations for a wonderful outcome.

Our guests also had huge imput this year with their generosity as well even redonating their prizes.  We have a beautiful set of Waterford crystal glasses & moet donated to us this was won by Ben & Vanessa who donated it back to be reauctioned, the ladies who won the Auction have returned it to us to reauction on Melbourne Cup Luncheon at O’Malley’s so hopefully one of guests will enjoy this auction prize.

Without the community’s help these events would not be successful, please note the other businesses that help us have a successful day and if your can support them as well it would be much appreciated.

#Sunshinecoastturfclub #JarrodBleije #SpiritHouse #HealingArtsTherapies #Somerset Retreat #GoldenBeachMedical #Fiona Simpson #SteveDickson#IGA Maroochydore #Cherie #Costco #OrderMeGifts #GoldenBeachOptometrists#Fay#Gayle@Avon #ReviveHealth&Beauty#ClassiqueWarehouse#AmazenToys-Caloundra#Lazerzone#SealifeMooloolaba#4Ingredients#26degreesbarrubaresort#O’MalleyIrishBarMooloolaba#Ginger’sBoutiqueBuderim#SaltCavesMooloolaba#BWSLittleMountain#TerryWhiteChemmartBuderim#SunshineCoastHotels#Helen@SilkOilsofMorocco#CaloundraCruises#RockitClimbingGym#GingerFactory#ViaItaliaMoolollaba#BuderimTavern#ManzoneBarbersCaloundra#KISSeafoods#AlisonTaafe

We have requested Christmas in July at the Races again so stay tuned for correct  date once confirmed with Sunshine Coast Turf Club early in the New Year.

Thank you all again.




Beautiful You Maroochydore Christmas in July High Tea Fundraiser

Beautiful You Maroochydore Christmas in July High Tea Fundraiser

Our lovely ladies are having a Christmas in July High Tea Fundraiser on Tuesday 25th July, 11am within the Maroochydore Funky Op shop, Norval Crt, Maroochydore. Tickets are $15/person.

If you would like to participate in a fun morning of christmas cheer, raffles and a prize for the best Christmas outfit. Please organise tickets now as seats are limited by booking and prepayment at our Funky Op shop by Friday 21st July.


Beautiful You Christmas in July Charity Raceday!

Beautiful You Christmas in July Charity Raceday!

Our Christmas in July Raceday has been booked in for Sunday the 30th July,2017 .  It is a great afternoon at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club in their Champagne Garden viewing local racing, having good company whilst raising money for Beautiful You.  We have had some amazing gifts donated for our Lucky envelopes and auctions to make our day successful.

Individual Tickets are $110/person which includes entry in to the champagne garden at 11.30am, Buffet lunch and a basic drink package.

We also have sponsor tables available for businesses to take advantage of marketing their businesses by having a race named after them, advertisements in the local racebook, mentioned on sky racing very exciting day.

Tickets are on sale now as bookings are essential.  If you would like to participate on Sunday 30th July please call Kris on 0417 702 558.  Cheers!





Thank you Northlakes Resort Retirement Village

Thank you Northlakes Resort Retirement Village

Beautiful you would like to send a big thank you to  Alba Mason who is part of the ESA (Educating Service Association), these ladies help different charity organisations with their services. She has organised regular donations with the help of Anna Blair “Liaison Officer” of Northlakes Resort Retirement Village. We are most grateful to these people for helping our local charity with their continual support.

Ironfit Charity Challenge

Ironfit Charity Challenge

The fantastic team at IronFit Australia are running a “Charity Challenge” fundraising promotion and competition raising funds for Beautiful You Program and getting you fit taught and terrific at the same time!

Transform your life, July 1 to September 23rd and the lives of women fighting cancer here on the Sunshine Coast


  • Members weekly direct debit $20
  • Non Members weekly direct debit $55


  • Paid in advance Members $540
  • Paid in advance Non Members $660


Before and after photos + measurements Nutrition Seminar by our qualified nutritionist 2 x 4 week Nutrition plans
Access to over 30 group fitness classes/week Bootcamp every Saturday morning
Supplement discounts and advice from Mass Nutrition Caloundra
Ongoing support from our Qualified IF Team One on one weekly motivation session Welcome drink at the Finale Party


Contestants are encouraged (not compulsory) to get donation sponsorship for their 12 week
transformation from friends, family or local businesses. All monies/donations raised goes directly to our local
Beautiful You Cancer Program, helping women on the Sunshine Coast living with Cancer.


Overall Transformation &
Contestant who raised the most money

Visit Ironfit Australia on their website or social media mediums to get involved and find out more!