Breast Cancer awareness month on

LISMORE’S Michelle Stone has good reason to take breast cancer awareness month seriously – her mother Val Jones died when Michelle was only seven.

However, Mrs Stone believes the message of breast cancer awareness can be put across in a way that celebrates life, rather than death.

She is one of a number of women involved with the Summerland Sunrise Rotary Club and Lismore Women in Business who will hold a Pink Ribbon Breakfast on October 22 at Southern Cross University’s Zest Restaurant. “I’m very aware of it (breast cancer),” Mrs Stone, the proprietor of Let’s Party Lismore, said.

“I’m susceptible and so I have scans and mammograms regularly.”

The breakfast will include prizes for a best-dressed person who comes in pink.

“It’s fun to get dressed up and I guess you make light of it (breast cancer). It doesn’t mean we don’t take it seriously, but it means we’re celebrating life,” Mrs Stone said. “You can wear pink and enjoy yourself.”

There also will be stilt walkers and jugglers to add to the carnival atmosphere.

Tickets are $25 per person which includes breakfast, give-aways, raffles and a guest speaker. Contact Sharon Dowling on 0416 242 772 for more details.

Meanwhile, Ballina will also hold a Pink Ribbon Breakfast on October 21 at the Ballina RSL Club at 7am.

Guest speaker will be Cr Jenny Dowell, the Lismore City Council mayor and breast cancer survivor.

Contact Claire Dowling on 0422 369 188 for more details.



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