Annie’s Pink Ribbon Brunch

Pink Ribbon Breakfast

This year I am hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast event because I want to make a real difference to Australians affected by breast cancer. All donations made to this page will help do exactly that. 

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.

I really believe research is the best way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. NBCF is working towards one goal: zero deaths from breast cancer. Together we can help them get there.

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All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you so much for your support!

My Pink Ribbon Breakfast starts in :

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Monday 31 Oct 2022

My Updates

Hope Anchors the Soul ??

Monday 12th Sep
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and 9 women still die every day from breast cancer. 
The National Breast Cancer Foundation has a mission to stop deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

Earlier this year mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. Something that made me scared and worried for the future. 
With no time wasted from her diagnosis she was quickly seen by oncologists and a plan was put into place. She would undergo a lumpectomy (research shows the survival rate is no different to having a mastectomy) they would also remove a couple of lymph nodes and check for a presence of cancer cells. 
Following the surgery she would need to fully recover ( the wound had to be completely healed) before she would undergo 4 rounds of chemotherapy three weeks apart. Lastly she would require 6 full weeks of radiation. 

Mum approached it head on, no fuss and certainly didn’t let on if she was scared or worried (I’m sure she was deep down as she’s not one for doctors let alone hospitals). 
The first round of chemo arrived and I remember asking mum the next day how she was. She said she was great and had great energy and was up busy doing housework which had been a bit of a struggle due to her hip complaint. From memory I think it was day 3 when she started feeling the side effects.
I remember me asking her I wonder how long it would take for the hair to start falling out. Neither of us knew. Mum was given that much information in a short space of time I don’t know did she take much of it in.

Before her 2nd round of chemo mum had come down to see us. We had returned from a week away in QLD and I wanted to see her. I had picked her up a few bits on holidays. We were upstairs getting our pjs on when I noticed her hair all over her clothes. I said to her let’s just shave it off and not wait for it all to fall out. She agreed. With that Karl got the clippers out and carried out the honours closely watched on by Jordan. Who had asked what we were we doing. I replied giving Nanny a haircut like Dadda ?. 
Round 2 of chemo was when the real side effects kicked in. The nausea, vomiting, tiredness and just feeling “dead inside” as mum described it when I would call and ask her how she was. 
I’m the end mum decided that she wouldn’t do the 4th round of chemo it was just too much on the body. I supported mum that she had made the right decision. 
Anyway fast forward mum finished her treatment on the 13th September. 

Today I wanted to celebrate mum for her courage. She is my best friend my inspiration. If I can be half the woman she is I’d be as lucky. 

Thanks for helping me celebrate and to raise some money for this charity which is now close to my heart ?? 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$520

Claire Foley

Well done Annmarie.

$263.75

Olga Murphy

$211

Breeda Bowden

$52.75

Annmarie Hawkins