Mini Field of Women on display in Kiama

More than a hundred Pink Lady silhouettes were on display at Coronation Park, Surf Beach, Kiama on Tuesday, in a meaningful show of support for women and families affected by breast cancer.

Every day 42 Australian women learn they have breast cancer and seven will lose their lives to the disease.

Local organiser and Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) member Moira Etheridge said it was important to recognise the impact of breast cancer on not only the woman diagnosed but all those around her.

“Each time a woman hears she has breast cancer, those around her in the community are also affected,” she said.

“Support for women diagnosed, as well as their families and loved ones is an important issue in our local community.

“Although breast cancer care and knowledge has come a long way, women are still being diagnosed every single day who need our support.”

Mini Field of Women events provide an opportunity for the public to come together to pay tribute to all those affected by breast cancer. 

BCNA CEO Christine Nolan said the event was a powerful way to remind those diagnosed that they are not alone in their breast cancer journey.

“This year over 300 Mini Field of Women events are being held in local communities’ right across Australia,” she said.

“These events are a great way to link those people affected by breast cancer with their local community to help them feel supported.

“We hope people participating will find the event moving and enjoy it as a celebration of life.”

Supporting the event was Breast Cancer Trials and Illawarra Dragons Abreast.

Clinical trials are an important aspect of developing new and improved health care initiatives.

Breast cancer clinical trials are designed to answer scientific questions, which may result in the identification of new and improved treatment options and preventative therapies. To sign up call 1800 423 444.

Illawarra Dragons Abreast is a fun water based activity suitable for breast cancer survivors, their carers and family members.

The group enjoys activities together on and off the water.

To join or find out more information contact Ann on 0434 563 095 or Lesley on 0417 066 945 or email illawarradragonsabreast@gmail.com

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