The Parkes and surrounding area Breast Cancer Network of Australia (BCNA) mini-field of women is being held on Sunday 1st of October from 9:30am until 11:30am at the Parkes Lions Park.
Local McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Dianne stated, “I have held the mini-field of women since becoming the McGrath Breast Care Nurse in 2011, with the support of my family on the day. It is an opportunity for us to show support for those diagnosed within our community whilst sharing a cuppa and some home cooking”.
The BCNA’s role is to advocate for, connect, support, and inform those affected by breast cancer. With 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia it is the most common cancer experienced by women.
The pink lady silhouette signifies support to the people affected by breast cancer and all those around them. This year will also include a blue silhouette representing the men diagnosed with breast cancer as one in 668 men will be diagnosed, and a white silhouette for those who we have sadly lost to breast cancer. Getting behind those affected by breast cancer in our community is a crucial supportive role we can all play.
To further support the BCNA and the McGrath Foundation, merchandise will be available on the day for purchase (cash only). A morning tea will be available for a gold coin donation and all community members are welcome to attend. Whether you want to sit and talk for a while or put a message of hope and love to a friend or family member around the silhouettes neck, please join in.