28 April, 2015
While we’re on the subject of giving (don’t forget to enter my Mother’s Day giveaway!) for once I’m asking you to give. On the 30th of May I will be taking part in Bust A Move, a six hour fitness extravaganza to raise money for Mater chicks in pink, with all proceeds going to providing essential support for women battling breast cancer.
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, with one in eight women receiving a diagnosis before the age of 85? Unfortunately breast cancer is something that has probably touched all our lives in some way. I have seen it take both and family and friends away too soon. Breast cancer is still the most common cancer affecting Australian women and 7 Australian women die from breast cancer every single day. We cannot, and simply will not, accept these statistics. Will you?
Please help me to reach my fundraising goal of $1,000 by making a donation. It doesn’t matter how big or how small, every dollar makes a difference and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Your donation and fundraising efforts support important immediate response services. These services can include paying for a babysitter for a woman during her treatment, or covering the cost of a specially fitted bra for women who have undergone surgery.
Your donation also helps to fund inspiring services like art therapy, yoga classes and the ‘mum, memories and me’ program that helps terminally ill women create memory boxes for their children. And importantly, when you donate to Mater chicks in pink you are also investing in world class research, to improve the way we treat cancer and fight for a cure.
I may not be a gym junkie, but as part of my year of me and my health and fitness goals to turn my wellbeing around, I’m really proud to be part of this day – something I never thought I would ever do. The event kicks off at 7.30am on a Saturday morning!! That means I’m going to have to get up REALLY early (I normally stay in bed til 10 on a weekend – don’t judge) to go and spend SIX HOURS doing exercise ON A SATURDAY!
But that’s nothing compared to what women fighting breast cancer go through. It’s going to be a heart-pounding, exhilarating, life-changing day of hope surrounded by beautiful, strong women standing up to make a change and I am so proud of the other ladies in my team The Pink Patooties, not only for taking part in this day but for inspiring and motivating me to join them.