Breast cancer awareness day
MORE than 100 pink lady silhouettes will be used in Murwillumbah this weekend as a tribute to the women and families affected by breast cancer.
The Mini-Field of Women event held at the Escape Gallery in Brisbane Street will include a breakfast, then march the streets spreading awareness and planting their pink ladies at Knox Park.
Event organiser Jane Kelly who has been working for the Breast Care Network for the past five years, said she hoped this event would encourage survivors to talk about their experiences.
“This day is about remembering and honouring those you have lost,” Ms Kelly said.
The event themed Life after Breast Cancer will feature guest speaker Carol Fazel, whose program Look good, feel better, educates survivors on everything from health and nutrition to how to find the right style of wig.
Breast cancer survivor Jean Kenny of Terranora, who will attend the event, was diagnosed six years ago along with two of her close friends.
“Two of us survived and one did not, so I will be planting a pink lady for her on the weekend,” Ms Kenny said.
An avid supporter of all breast cancer events, Mrs Kenny said she felt it was important for survivors to be able to talk about their experiences.
“I'm now very aware of the need to help others and let them know you can overcome life's nasty surprises,” she said.
Every day 36 women in Australia are told they have breast cancer and seven will lose their lives to this disease.
Last year's event attracted close to 60 people and Ms Kelly said she hoped for an even bigger tournout this year.
“The community have been very supportive over the years, so hopefully it will be a great day,” she said.
To purchase tickets to the event contact Tweed Palliative Support on 0266728459.