As a woman who has both bowel and breast cancer in my family history, I choose to support Charities who have a special focus in raising awareness and funds for these diseases.
Both my parents were diagnosed with cancer – my father with bowel cancer and my Mum with breast cancer and due to the family history, my sister and I are regularly scanned in the hope of catching any issues quickly and early.
Over the last month or so, a few of my chosen charities have started campaigns that I feel passionate about and I wanted to share them with you.
The Jodi Lee Foundation
One of my girlfriends will be undertaking a 80km walk this weekend to help the Jodi Lee Foundation which raises much needed money for Bowel Cancer research and prevention. Having a father who passed away at the young age of 53 of this insidious disease I am very grateful for the hard work that so many people put into raising awareness of early detection and I am in awe of those who will be walking the 80km trek. I have yearly tests and am due to have another colonoscopy this year as bowel cancer is one of the most preventable cancers if detected early.
I know that sending a sample of your poo off to be tested is not the most pleasant things to do, but if it has been recommended you do a test please ensure you do it as it could save your life.
The Longest Table
The gorgeous Jenni from Styling Curvy is an Ambassador for The Longest Table #forkcancer event which is being held in dining rooms all around Adelaide on 18th June and it is one event that I am definitely getting on board for.
To learn more about these wonderful Ambassadors click this link
All you have to do is make a personal donation to start the fundraising and gather a group of friends and host a dinner. Easy
The Breast Cancer Fundraiser Calendar
Wendy and I used to work together in Advertising way before we married or had children. She was a brilliant graphic artist who turned her hand to face painting and then ventured into body artistry. I featured her work here, but since then she painted many more bodies and travelled to Austria for the World Body Painting championship and been featured in Colour in your Life tv show.
2016 is seeing her work on an amazing fundraising calendar with breast cancer survivor Rachelle Panitz and 12 other brave women who are all under 40 and who have all fought this disease with such strength, determination and courage.
I had breakfast with Wendy this week and saw a sneak peek at the amazing photos and you are all going to be blown away.
I will be sharing more about this wonderful project in the weeks to come, but in the meantime get on the waiting list so you can be first in line when they go on sale – you will have to be behind me though as I have already signed up!