Harbour ISP for Breast Cancer Awareness in Regional
The town turns pink for a day!
In 2015, breast cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and today, it’s estimated to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. Approximately, 19,535 new cases were diagnosed from 2019 (source: https://breast-cancer.canceraustralia.gov.au/statistics).
The diagnosis is hard news to bear, but fighting the battle is a whole different story. A strong support system and an even stronger will is what some women believe has helped them overcome symptoms and treatment.
“You feel like your life is spiralling out of control, so many questions but you don’t hear anything because you are in a fog. Without the breast cancer nurses, I would have been scared and lost,” said Angela Hamilton, our colleague from the Mudgee HQ.
Angela is a two-time breast cancer survivor with July 2019 being her latest diagnosis. The dedication and care given by her breast care nurses inspired Angela, the Harbour ISP Mudgee team and the whole town of Mudgee to conduct fund-raising efforts such as selling ‘Check your Breasts’ hairbrushes and jewelleries in the shape of a pink ribbon. All these efforts in the hope of reaching $1,500 to aide breast care nurses.
“There are still so many women and men in rural areas that don’t have access to a breast care nurse. Their ‘journey’ would be scary and lonely without a nurse for support,” Angela shared.
Harbour ISP will continue to provide support to initiatives aiming to help those who are undergoing their breast cancer journey and those who are going out of their way to make sure breast cancer patients have support.