The Story Behind Nude Lunch
The Nude Lunch was established in 2016 in Mackay Queensland by founder Trudy Crowley, who’s battle with ovarian cancer prompted her to establish something that will be lasting and positive, something that would bring the community together, and thus the Nude Lunch was born.
The first fundraising lunch was held in 2016 and proved a huge success. The 400-seat gourmet fundraising luncheon, received an overwhelming response from the community, selling out months in advance and raising $40,000 for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
On a Friday afternoon in February 2016, Trudy Crowley left her office at Gardian Real Estate in Mackay. Little did she know that less than three weeks later she would discover that not only did she have cancer, but that it was incurable. What started as a simple pain in the kidney area, lump in her neck and exhaustion was quickly diagnosed as incurable ovarian cancer, stage 4 grade 3.
Trudy is a truly inspirational woman, she did not let her situation get the better of her, remaining in control and turning her situation into something positive. Trudy wanted to raise awareness about the disease and the crucial need to fund further research to find a test for early detection, founding the Nude Lunch.
Trudy is focusing on staying positive, with the support of the community and her loving family, including husband Damian, sons Jacob and Levi, daughter-in-law Melissa and future daughter-in-law Kaylissa, plus grandson Ryan.
“I’m making sure our next generation has the best chance of detecting it as early as possible before it is too late. Ovarian cancer may be a silent killer, but we’re not going to stay silent about it.” – Trudy Crowley
The story continues, Nude Lunch is continues to make a difference, helping to save lives and ensure no woman with ovarian cancer has to walk alone. Together we can change the story of ovarian cancer.