Monday, 27 October 2008

Pink for a Reason



For anyone out there who has been hiding under a rock, this past month has been looking a bit on the pink side. And for a good reason... October is the month that we set aside to raise awareness of Cancer in our society, and in particular breast cancer. And of course to raise money to assist with the research on the disease. Today, October 27, is offically "Pink Ribbon Day". One of the local radio stations was today broadcasting from the Brian McGowan Bridge here in Gosford NSW, and they called for Central Coast women to donate their old bras to then be strung up along the bridge. They ended up with enough bras to reach right across the bridge - so anyone driving along the Central Coast Highway this morning would have noticed hundreds of bras lining their way! What a fantastic effort raising awareness for such a great cause!

Of course many of you would have been aware that I have also been raising money this month for the Cancer Council, and I am really happy with the total. I wanted to raise $200, and I am happy to say that we made it! Thank you everyone for your kind donations! I haven't closed it off yet though, so if you still want to donate, I am keeping it open until the end of the month. The easiest way to donate is to follow this link:

http://nsw.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=56764

and fill in the online form. Or of course you can contact me at higgiz@bigpond.com and we can work out another way to do it - cash or bank deposit both work well.

And finally I wanted to post the progress of my own Mum, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgekins Lymphoma at the end of last year. Many of you knew that she was originally given 6-12 months to live, that was if she didnt have Chemotherapy. But she did decide to have the Chemo earlier this year, and it was pretty terrible - it really knocked her around. This month she had her first scan since the chemo and has now been officially declared in "Remission". It has been such a relief for everyone! So that is my very happy news to tell you all - so many people have asked me how she is going, and so it's great to be able to share some good news with you.

So I am keeping with the large number of pink projects that I've been posting lately. Here's another one for you!

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Christine Gronlund said...

Hi Kinda, so glad your Mum is in remission. Chris

Bettina Hogerzeil said...

That is fab news about your mum Linda....Love Bettina.xxx

sarah_j_k said...

SO happy to hear the news about your mum Linda :) That's fabulous.

Love Sarah x