Desert Blue Connect will be holding a Braving Breast Cancer: Breast Awareness Event on Friday 26th October 2018 to raise awareness of breast cancer and fundraise for So Brave, a charity that supports young breast cancer survivors.
Belynda Mills, local Mullewa mother of two and breast cancer survivor is the special guest speaker, who will talk on her breast cancer journey and her recent ambassador work for So Brave. Sharon, the Women’s Health Nurse at Desert Blue Connect will also explain to women how to do a self-breast examination. The women’s health evening will have fun interactive activities, refreshments and raffles.
Belynda is passionate about raising awareness of breast cancer in young women and is an ambassador and supporter of So Brave. She features in the 2019 So Brave calendar which is a visual representation of the metamorphosis that each survivor has undergone, both through her experience with her breast cancer diagnosis and through the uplifting transformation of a full body paint and photoshoot session. The calendar raises awareness and money to fight breast cancer and will be available on the night for $33.
“Raising funds for breast cancer research is so important”, said Belynda. “It’s only through continued research that advances in treatment and the eradication of breast cancer will happen.”
“Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women aged 20-39 and young women tend to have poorer survival outcomes compared to older women. Breast cancer does not discriminate and it’s just so important that all women regularly check their breasts, regardless of age. Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance to surviving the disease,” she continued.
The Braving Breast Cancer: Breast Awareness Event will be held on Friday 26th October 2018, 6pm to 9pm at the Desert Blue Connect Studio, 28 Durlacher Street, Geraldton.
Tickets are $25 and are available at Desert Blue Connect reception or on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/braving-breast-cancer-breast-awareness-event-tickets-50726528412
Further information on So Brave can be found at https://sobrave.com.au/
Desert Blue Connect provide a range of free or low cost services that include women’s health, rural support services, men’s services, family violence response, primary prevention and crisis accommodation for women and children.
The women’s health program at Desert Blue Connect offers a range of health and wellbeing services that are provided free to women. They include pregnancy tests, STI testing, continence information, relationship/sexual health advice, contraception and mental health support (including perinatal).
For an appointment at Desert Blue Connect, call 9964 2742 or drop into the office at 25 Chapman Road in Geraldton.