Friday, October 08, 2010

Flickr Faves on a Friday

Today's post is brought to you by the colour pink.



It's all about the pink this month as it's Breast Cancer Awareness month in Australia.

Last weekend I had the chance to meet with this lovely blogger who at 31 years old and with an eight month old baby was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  Her story had me in tears, especially when she talks about cancer being "A ghost.  A thief." as it's a feeling my husband and I really relate to.  Amanda's story has a happy ending but serves as a reminder that this can affect people young and not-as-young.

In support of this cause, Brisbane is having quite the pink weekend.  Tomorrow (Saturday), the BrisStyle's Mother and Child market will be going pink and helping to raise money for the Chicks in Pink charity.  On Sunday, the Boutique Market will be doing their part as well.  Both markets are on, rain or shine, so grab that umbrella and get pinked up!

2 comments:

Catherine Denton said...

Pinkiefly is ADORABLE and so creative! I've been walking with a close friend through treatments for breast cancer. It's a difficult journey.

Sarah said...

Her story hits very close to home for me too... I was 3 when my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, after her doctor insisted that the lump couldn't be cancer because my mum was "too young" and didn't have a (known) family history of cancer... when my mum finally got the second opinion the cancer had already spread.

Thankfully treatments have improved in the decades since then, although the fact that the recognition of doctors (and the general public) of the issue of breast cancer in young women hasn't also increased is upsetting.

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