BRIGHT LIPSTICK DAY – FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
Australia’s only preventative health charity, Pink Hope, is asking women and some brave men around the country to wear Bright Pink Lipstick on Friday, September 25th for Bright Pink Lipstick Day.
Now in its fourth year Bright Pink Lipstick Day, aims to encourage Australians to have a conversation about their family’s hereditary health, specifically their risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Bright Pink Lipstick Day was a campaign created by Pink Hope’s founder Krystal Barter to activate conversations between family members about investigating and understanding their hereditary breast and ovarian health. This year, Pink Hope wants everyone to not only share a conversation about their own family health history but to go to the Pink Hope www.pinkhope.org.au and assess their own breast and ovarian risk with Pink Hope’s new risk assessment tool launching end of August 2015.
Aussie Supermodel sisters Jessica and Ashley Hart have signed on for the second year to front the campaign. With Jessica Hart designing an exclusive and natural hot pink lippy. The lipstick called “Pink Hope” will be for sale at: www.lumacosmetics.com.au with 100% of proceeds of the sales going directly to the Pink Hope charity.
This year Pink Hope is hoping the campaign will raise in excess of $250,000 allowing it to expand and continue its prevention, education and support programs. So on Friday 25 September, get involved and take a pic, tag #brightpinklipstickday and share!
For more information visit www.pinkhope.org.au
KIT FOR CANCER
Kit for Cancer is a luxurious care package is filled with practical items useful for people undergoing chemotherapy. Started by Shelli Whitehurst, who went from successful businesswoman to cancer patient in a matter of minutes, she developed a product that is set to make cancer treatment for the world’s 14-million-plus sufferers a more dignified and bearable experience.
Shelli said Kit for Cancer has been curated by current and former cancer patients and is designed to support people from the moment they are diagnosed to the ‘next,’ by providing the essentials to assist them through the discomfort of treatment. “Cancer is ugly, but that doesn’t mean the treatment process has to be,” Shelli says. “There are so many things people don’t think of when they are about to undergo chemo; how their taste buds will change, how their skin will become sensitive and irritated, and how they will become extremely tired.”
People undergoing chemotherapy experience many side effects on top of the noticeable hair loss – Kit For Cancer contains a collection of products to aid in relief of these symptoms. Shelli says although everyone is geared towards raising money for future cancer research, the current patients can be forgotten, when they are just as important.
KIT donates 30 per cent of its sales directly to cancer support charities including Tour de Cure.
Brand partners that are donating products to help fill Kit include: Chemist Warehouse, Burt’s Bees, LifeSavers and KeepCup. Australia Post is also subsidising postage to keep it to a minimum.
How Kit For Cancer works
- Buy one for someone that has been diagnosed with cancer
- Pay it forward to someone who needs one
- Corporate Opportunities – buy KITs in bulk and come on a KIT mission with us and give them out.
- Corporate Social Responsibility – where KITs can be inbuilt into the company so that when a staff member or a staff members family is diagnosed a KIT is automatically sent to them.
Shelli understands how difficult battling the disease can be, as her breast cancer diagnosis involves widespread metastasis to the bones – this means her cancer is incurable.
The co-founders hope KIT for CANCER can make a difference for those battling cancer in the here and now. “The uncertainty of what a cancer diagnosis means is frightening – with KIT for CANCER, we want people to know that they are not alone, and provide practical things that will help with their fight.”
To find out more about KIT for CANCER visit kitforcancer.com
Yering Station is set to host Vue de monde’s Shannon Bennett for a special charity lunch on Sunday 11 October, in which valuable funds will be raised for the Children’s Cancer Foundation. Shannon, together with his team and Yering Station’s own Head Chef Tom Johnston, will design an intricate and inspiring five course menu specially matched to a selection of Yering Station’s museum and iconic wines.
A few of the wines to be poured on the day include magnums of 2000 Yarrabank Sparkling, jeroboams of 2000 Yering Station Pinot Noir and the inaugural 2013 Yering Station Scarlett Pinot Noir.
Shannon Bennett has established himself as one of Australia’s most awarded and recognised culinary figures. He is Chef and owner of the highly acclaimed Vue de monde and its complimenting Café and Bistro venues and an accomplished author and Yering Station cannot wait to open their kitchen up to such a distinguished name.
Tom Johnston joined Yering Station as Head Chef in 2014, the following year Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine awarded the winery, Cellar Door with the Best Food in the Yarra Valley. Tom, a respected chef in his field, will have the chance to build on his extensive knowledge and gain insight from an industry great. This exciting event with Shannon will allow Tom the chance to demonstrate his impressive culinary talents.
All profits from this lunch will be donated to Children’s Cancer Foundation which supports clinical care, research and provides resources to families of patients of the Children’s Cancer Centres.
Tickets are $600 per person and can be purchased through the Yering Station website at yering.com or by phoning the property on (03) 9730 0100.
Guests can book a return helicopter transfer from Melbourne for $399 per person to make the ultimate arrival.