Our friend Kerry Vincent is a remarkable woman. A native of Australia, she is a tea drinker, an accomplished sugar artist, and a longtime judge of Food Network Challenge. And since 2013, she has served as the national ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Her own mother battled this form of cancer for 15 years before succumbing to it, so for Kerry, this cause is quite personal. “If I can help save just one person’s life by reminding everyone about early detection, it will be worthwhile,” she says, the passion evident in her voice. “Awareness is key.”
To learn more about Kerry and the Afternoon Teals she promotes each February in Australia, see the September/October 2016 issue of TeaTime, on sale now. And check out our “Tea for a Cause” in the same issue, your blueprint for hosting your own Afternoon Teal this September during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. As Kerry says, “It doesn’t matter to me if it’s someone putting a billy [kettle] on the fire in the Outback or someone hosting an elegant afternoon tea in the city.” Funds are needed for research and awareness worldwide, she adds. And what better way to do it than with a nice cup of tea?