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Breast Cancer support on display in Willowbank

Article Date: 11 October 2012

More than a hundred Pink Lady silhouettes will be on display at (Willowbank Raceway) on (13 Oct 2012) in a meaningful show of support for women and families affected by breast cancer.

 

Every day 38 Australian women will learn they have breast cancer and seven will lose their lives to the disease.  Local organiser (Terri Sander) of (Bundamba) explains; ‘Each time a woman hears she has breast cancer, those around her in the community are also affected.  Support for women and families affected by breast cancer is an important issue in our local community.’

 

Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) Mini-Field of Women events provide an opportunity for the public to pay tribute to all those affected by breast cancer. 

 

CEO of BCNA, Maxine Morand, herself a breast cancer survivor, said the event is a powerful reminder that you are not alone on your breast cancer journey;

‘This October, around 300 Mini-Field of Women events are being held in local communities right across Australia.  These events are a great way to link those people affected by breast cancer with their local community.  We hope people participating will find the event moving and enjoy it as a celebration of life.’

 

Local organiser (Terri Sander) said:  Although breast cancer care and knowledge has come a long way, women are still being diagnosed every single day who need our help and support.  Breast cancer is an issue close to many women and affects our community.’

The (Ipswich) community is invited to participate in this local event and to take the opportunity to leave a personal message of support.


Background

BCNA’s Mini-Field of Women events in local communities follow on from the highly successful Field of Women LIVE events held in 2005 (MCG), 2007 (Telstra Stadium, Sydney), and 2010 (MCG).  At the 2010 event, the most recent, 14,000 people formed the Pink Lady silhouette, bringing the national breast cancer statistics to life in a sparkling display of strength, support and camaraderie. They are also a way to let people know about support resources such as BCNA’s My Journey Kit, a free resource for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

About Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 70,000 individual members and 300 Member Groups.  BCNA informs, empowers, represents and links together women and families affected by breast cancer.  BCNA works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible. 

 

Visit us at www.bcna.org.au to find out more about our programs and services, including the free My Journey Kit for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

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