PINK HOPE – SHESHARES EVENT BRISBANE
Pink Hope recently launched She Shares events which are a great opportunity for women at-risk or affected by cancer to get together in a light-hearted setting to share stories and advice! Pink Hope is a breast and ovarian preventative health hub, working to ensure every individual can assess, manage and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, while providing personalized support to at-risk women. The preventative health charity was started by Krystal Barter when she was only 22-year-old. She is very familiar with the genetic risks of breast cancer due to her own family’s long history with the disease as carriers of the BRAC1 gene mutation. Like Angelina Jolie, multiple generations of women have been diagnosed at young ages.
Kim with Annie and help of Lisa from Pink Hope have been busy this past month organizing a “She Shares” event for Brisbane. “She Shares” events are a place for women to meet in a comfortable setting to share laughs, thoughts, questions, and advice. Guest Speaker was: Julie McDonald ~ Olympic Swimmer for Australia and a melanoma survivor. Julie is working with people who have health issues helping them increase their cellular renewal rates and empowering the body to heal itself.
The first Brisbane event was held at Fuelled Café. Situated in the cultural heart of South Brisbane under the Ivy and Eve Towers, Fuelled café fuels offers its customers and their busy day with cooked breakfasts, crispy wraps and an array of mouth-watering sandwiches and patisserie treats. All their food is made with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Fuelled Cafe pride themselves on their coffee sourced from around the world and roasted t in Sydney. Ann, from Fuelled provided a room upstairs with 15 ladies attending and sharing their stories.
We all have stories about good times and bad, how we’ve struggled to find answers where there were none, overcome hardship and heartache, and discovered the secrets to some of our life’s greatest joys.
But sharing our experiences with others is not only empowering, it can help to lighten the way for those who are walking a similar path. Kim’s experience has taught her that supporting one another to fulfill individual and collective potential is why we are all here. Sometimes, all it takes to connect with someone else is sharing our vulnerable story, lending an ear or a shoulder, and just being present for them.
Let’s be honest, it takes courage to share your story because it means letting go of the carefully crafted image of the person you believe you should be in exchange for the unedited version that includes your imperfect quirky bits and pieces, and all that you’ve learned (mostly the hard way) through your experiences.It is this unfiltered story that will free you to be your authentic self. Scary I know, but the benefits are enormous.
One of the most powerful things we can do is to help others when they are in need, and in order to do that we need to be willing to share our knowledge, experiences and the lessons we’ve learned.
Thank you for your thoughtful donation towards Pink Hope SheShares 1stAnnual Event. “She Shares” events are a place for women to meet in a comfortable setting to share laughs, thoughts, questions, and advice. These events are held across the country and involve various activities and thoughtful interactions with others who truly ‘get it’. The ladies truly appreciated your gift.
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To find out more about the Pink Hope organisation, make a donation, purchase a fundraising product, or view the latest events happening around Australia, visit the Pink Hope website here: https://pinkhope.org.au