Wednesday, September 27, 2006

In the pink

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The Sydney Opera House. Always stunning. Now pretty in pink. And, no, it's not a makeover by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy team aka The Fab Five.

The Opera House is currently illuminated in pink to kick off the start off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lots of great events going on and then there's Pink Ribbon Day on October 23rd.

How about hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast with some friends to raise funds in the last week of October? Lots of fun, especially if you invite along some male friends too. After all, remember that breast cancer can also affect men.

Register now and get a free starter kit. Are you game?

Postscript: Read some interesting views on this campaign at NHS Blog Doctor.

Photograph by Rick Rycroft.


Alison said...

Hey great post HP, I wouldn't have known this was going on in Sydney otherwise. Having lost a dear school friend to breast cancer some years ago, it's always hard for me to deal with it when the subject comes up. I really do think I still haven't come to terms with losing her. It was such a cruel way for her to leave. She was pregnant with twins at the time, and a four year old, who all survived but not the lovely 33 yr old Erika.

So for some reason, it's really comforting to see the Opera House in Pink. I guess it's because I'm relieved to know that other people are doing something about it, which is good, because I'm plainly hopeless at it!

healthpsych said...

Hi Alison,

That's a very tragic story. I'm sorry for your loss.

Visit the NHS Blog Doctor for some alternate views on the Breast Cancer Campaign. It's not always well-received and there's some interesting points made.

I'll add the link in to the main post.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

WOw, it looks BEAUTIFUL!

healthpsych said...

It's cute in any colour. Come check it out some time, Deborah.

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