PINK RIBBON LUNCH
Hi my lovelies!
Yesterday I had the honour of attending the first ever Pink Ribbon lunch by Clique Fitness, held at Soul Bar and Bistro. The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ work tirelessly on research, awareness, education, and support for all those affected by this disease. The Pink Ribbon events are held to raise money for the foundation. I am very grateful to have been part of such an important and touching event, and do my small part for this foundation.
Clique Fitness was founded in 2017 by two sisters, Carena and Bex West, who had a vision for ‘functional, fashionable, and affordable compression tights available to a full range of sizes’, with a philosophy being “you do not have to be a certain size to work hard, feel good, and achieve results.”
There were speeches given by very brave women who touched our hearts and gave a raw reminder that cancer does not discriminate - I am sure most of us know at least one person who has been affected by breast cancer. In New Zealand alone, women have a 1 in 9 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer. From age 20, it is advised that you start paying attention to the look and feel of your breasts, any changes are to be immediately shown to your GP. From age 40, regular mammograms are important.
Cancer, and all illnesses, not only affects you but also those around you. It is better to be safe than sorry and if you notice ANY changes in your physical or mental health, please seek immediate professional help.
The afternoon was filled with beautiful outfits, delicious food, laughter, and pink EVERYWHERE! As more than 220 women attended you can only imagine the sight of us! It was absolutely stunning.
Initially I was going to wear a pink suit. However I decided to opt for an oversized pink mens shirt. To me, this symbolised support for not only women, but the men who are also affected by and diagnosed with breast cancer.
Revitalash Cosmetics is a dedicated supporter of breast cancer awareness, research, and education.
They strongly recommend to contact your GP if you notice any of the following:
a new lump
dimples puckering or dents
orange peel like skin
unusual breast pain
These symptoms were new news to me yesterday. I have always associated a ‘lump’ with breast cancer and never actually understood there are many symptoms to be aware of.
As someone who has been through the battle trenches of a loved one being diagnosed with breast cancer, I know all too well the emotions and events that take place following the diagnosis. The road is not easy. It’s a vicious disease that fights hard to win. My entire heart goes out to every single person who has been through this, or knows someone going through it currently.
Thank you for reading. Remember to get ya tatas checked!
Much love and light to you all,