Health & Wellness

Going Pink for Breast Cancer Research

May 23, 2019
Go Pink for Breast Cancer Research

Zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

Isn’t that a fantastic goal and I’m taking part in helping to make that happen.

During June 3 – 9, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is challenging the men and women of Australia to GO PINK in support of the thousands of mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, daughters and sons that have been – or will be – affected by breast cancer. The Australian Institute of Health and Wellness estimated

the number of new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2018 was

18,235 = 18,087 females + 148 males

Most of us have been touched by Breast Cancer in some way. For me, it was my Mum who at 53 was diagnosed with breast cancer and after countless chemotherapy and radiation died a 63. She found a lump but in those days there wasn’t much known about Breast Cancer and women of her generation certainly would discuss matters to do with their bodies.

Fortunately, today we are more informed and although treatment is more advanced with survival rates better than ever, the National Breast Cancer Foundation suggests that

Last year, breast cancer became the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.

Its incidence is increasing – meaning far too many people will be impacted, far too often.

This year, 53 a day will be diagnosed. Over 3,000 will lose their life.


I want to be part of the #GOPINK initiative, because my Mum died from breast cancer back in 1986 after 10 years with the disease.  Each year, my daughter and I run in the Mother’s Day Classic in memory of my Mum so GOING PINK is another way I can honour her memory and also raise funds for such important research.

What am I doing to help?

While going pink this June, I’m raising money for game-changing breast cancer research.

For my part, each day I will be working out wearing PINK and posting to social media to highlight Breast Cancer and the NBCF GO PINK initiative. I would love you to do the same and use the hashtag #GOPINK

The stats are there:

1 in 7 Women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

8 Women die from breast cancer every day in Australia

1 in 675 Men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

My goal is to raise at least $750. If you would like to help me reach that target you can find the link to my donation page below. By donating you will be helping NBCF step closer to their ultimate goal:

Here is the link:

We can make a difference. Let me know if you want to GO PINK with me!

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  • Reply Donna May 24, 2019 at 03:31

    This is a fantastic initiative, and a great reminder of what we can do to help. Thank you for sharing this Sue!

  • Reply Debbie Harris May 24, 2019 at 20:59

    Congrats to you on this effort Sue, I’ll be supporting you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 26, 2019 at 08:20

      Thank you for your kind donation Deb and I know how personal this is for you too. xx

  • Reply Nancy W Dobbins May 26, 2019 at 00:54

    A fantastic goal, Sue. Cancer in any form is an awful, devastating disease. I’ve had 2 friends recently diagnosed with breast cancer – and one of them a man! Congrats on this effort.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 26, 2019 at 08:17

      I’m sorry to hear about your friends Nancy and it really brings the message home about checking ourselves regularly. I have an annual mammogram and have done since 45 years old. x

  • Reply Erica/Erika May 27, 2019 at 09:29

    Hi Sue, The statistics are scary. I am overdue for my mammogram. Thank you for the reminder. I will not put it off any longer. Awareness and fundraising will make a difference. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Leanne | May 27, 2019 at 11:37

    Good on you my friend! I love that you’re doing something positive in memory of your Mum. I added my small donation to your funding page and hope you reach your target xx

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