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Fun night out in the pink

Monday, 9th November, 2015

Breast Cancer Support Group members (front left) Mary Barrie and Geraldine Martin with the Democratic Club’s Hayley McDonald (left) and Naomi Hayes after the Pink Ribbon dinner. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Breast Cancer Support Group members (front left) Mary Barrie and Geraldine Martin with the Democratic Club’s Hayley McDonald (left) and Naomi Hayes after the Pink Ribbon dinner. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Pink October is over and the local Breast Cancer Support group has held a dinner to wind it up.

Members, family and friends celebrated at the Democratic Club and also held an auction.

The club itself formed a table and made the winning bid, effectively giving a donation to the cause.

Cancer conference arms

Monday, 12th November, 2012

Local Community Liaison with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker with the new resource booklets. Local Community Liaison with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker with the new resource booklets.

Kerri with more tools Kerri Baker joined 600 breast cancer survivors in Sydney recently for a breast cancer national conference.

Breast Cancer Network Australia's Local Community Liaison, Kerri attended the Strength to Strength: Breast Cancer Network Australia's National Conference 2012.

She is now armed with three new resources on physical activity, menopause and hormone therapy to help other local women after breast cancer.

Morning tea a sell out

Friday, 26th October, 2012

BDT Advertising Representative, Samantha Matten, with twins Millie and Poppy Bell who came in to the BDT with their mother for the Pink Ribbon Morning Tea. BDT Advertising Representative, Samantha Matten, with twins Millie and Poppy Bell who came in to the BDT with their mother for the Pink Ribbon Morning Tea.

By Emily Roberts

The Pink Ribbon Morning Tea held at the Barrier Daily Truth yesterday was an outstanding success that left organisers tickled pink.

BDT Advertising Representative, Samantha Matten, hosted the morning tea and she and the BDT's front office staff baked the cakes and pastries to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

See the Pink Ladies in the park

Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Community Liaison officer with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker, invites everyone to come and see the Pink Ladies tomorrow. Community Liaison officer with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker, invites everyone to come and see the Pink Ladies tomorrow.

By Emily Roberts

More than 100 Pink Lady silhouettes will be on display in Sturt Park tomorrow  as a show of support for women and families affected by breast cancer.

The display will be on after the Breast Cancer Support Group’s Fun Run in the morning.

Community Liaison officer with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), Kerri Baker, said the silhouettes will be placed around the park and near the rotunda.

Breast care nurse is here to help

Monday, 26th March, 2012

HERE TO HELP: Breast care nurse Jo Beven with the Breast Cancer Support Group. HERE TO HELP: Breast care nurse Jo Beven with the Breast Cancer Support Group.

 Breast cancer sufferers have been assured that they still have the support of the Royal Flying Doctor’s new breast care nurse, Jo Beven.

Ms Beven spoke to members of the Breast Cancer Support Group last week about what her new role as a McGrath Foundation and Elders breast care nurse entails and how she can help support those in remission and currently suffering.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, with 12,567 diagnosed in 2007 alone.

By the age of 85, one in nine women will have been diagnosed with the disease.

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