Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Another Important Fundraiser.

So today finds Mark and me at the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce Breast Cancer Fund Raiser Breakfast. Held at Wavell Services Club, it was an emotional time as we heard from a mother and daughter about their experience when mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. This lady's daughter was only 9 when her mother was diagnosed and was a real support  as mum went through the trials and tribulations that eventually saw her out the other end and feeling great.

Jo, Norm and me. Norm is a hoot!

A good turn out with Simon on the hunt selling raffle tickets!

Jo along with Maureen and her team from MHJ.

It was good to see the "usual suspects" there who come to support the breakfast every year. People like President Simon Penrose, Councillor Norm Wyndham and of course our pretty in pink (always) lady Jo Hasson.

And also great of Michael Hill Jewellers to be the major sponsor for these events too. It all helps to ensure more of the money taken on the day goes to Breast Cancer Research. There is still time for you to get to a Breast Cancer Fund raiser this month.. just Google it!

The boutique was very busy these past two days and it was not helped by a major computer/software issue that meant we were hand writing receipts. Thankfully all of this should be resolved by tomorrow.

I am having a week off next week and leaving Christina, Annie and Desleigh to run the show. Why not pop in and see them?



Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's October... breast cancer awareness month again.

So another October and another month of Breast Cancer awareness functions kicks off. These are very important as it both promotes awareness about breast cancer and also raises much needed funds for research into this dreadful disease. Tonight (Sunday) Mark and I have just returned from a small get together at Rochedale where some survivors of the diseases have put together a fabulous gathering of food, fun and music while they raise much needed research dollars. Sheila and her friends put this together at the local community centre and what a great night it was.

Shella and me in front of some of the amazing pink decorations.

Apart from the fun and food we heard from some brave cancer survivors, a clinical psychologist and I was also asked to speak about where Spirit of Life Boutique fits in with a patient's journey. Lots of fabulous prizes were raffled off including a gift voucher from Spirit of Life too. And even though I supported the raffle,  I didn't win any of the prizes, but that's OK as a lot of people went home with some fancy prizes and whole new perspective on how a breast cancer diagnosis affects people.

Yes.. that's me. Mark had his camera.. as usual!

Shella and I istening to the one of the speakers. All good things!

So if you get the chance, I would recommend that you attend one of the functions (there are many to choose from) to support research into breast cancer and to also learn more about this disease. It now affects 1 in 8 women.. and that is up from 1 in 12 not that long ago.

Next Wednesday we are off to the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce Breast Cancer fundraiser. Might see you there?