October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month which provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the impact of breast cancer on those affected by the disease and offer prevention strategies for good health.
Come and join us for a special women’s health evening with special guest Belynda Mills, breast cancer survivor and So Brave Ambassador.
* Talk by Belynda on her breast cancer journey and her recent ambassador work for So Brave
* How to do self-breast examination by Sharon, women’s health nurse
* Refreshments available
* Fund interactive activities
* Door prizes and raffles
This event is a fundraiser for So Brave – Australia’s Young Women’s Breast Cancer Charity
Belynda will have her 2019 So Brave calendars for sale $33 each (cash or credit card)
Tickets are $25 each available from Eventbrite or at Desert Blue Connect, 25 Chapman Road,
Date: 26th October 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Desert Blue Connect Studio, 28 Durlacher Street, Geraldton
Cost: $25 for tickets available from Desert Blue Connect, 25 Chapman Rad, Geraldton or online at Eventbrite
Belynda Mills lives on a farm in Mullewa with her husband Bernard and sons Flynn and Noah, aged 6 and 4. In 2016 Belynda was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 after she discovered a lump in her left breast. The lump was an aggressive grade 3 tumour and she underwent 6 months of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and reconstruction. This was an extremely difficult 12 months for Belynda, especially with young children and living on a farm in Mullewa which required travelling long distances for treatment. Belynda also discovered during her treatment that she has the BRCA1 gene.
This year Belynda has been selected as an Ambassador for So Brave – Australia’s young women’s breast cancer charity. Belynda’s role as a So Brave Ambassador is to raise awareness that young women are also at risk of breast cancer and to educate all women to be breast aware. Belynda has hosted fundraising events throughout the year and also trekked the Kokoda trail in Papa New Guinea to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Belynda also participated in So Brave’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser Calendar featuring 12 young women who are breast cancer survivors from across Australia. The women are transformed with body art and are photographed for the annual fundraising calendar. The calendar is a celebration of the women and their bravery in facing breast cancer, while also increasing breast cancer awareness and funding breast cancer research.
More of Belynda’s story at www.sobrave.com.au/belynda
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