Pink lighthouse shines way in fight against breast cancer

LAST Friday and Saturday evenings, the Byron Breast Cancer Support Group (BBCSG) had the lighthouse turn into a fluorescent pink beacon of love and hope.

This is the second year to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of all the women, men and children affected by breast cancer, near and far away, including many thousands living after treatment or still with the disease.

PinkLighthouse2.jpg - The iconic Byron Lighthouse helped spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness Month last Friday and Saturday night with an amazing pink lightshow.
PinkLighthouse2.jpg - The iconic Byron Lighthouse helped spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness Month last Friday and Saturday night with an amazing pink lightshow. Lyn McCarthy

It is also to celebrate and remember many dear friends who have sadly passed away and to raise awareness about prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

BBCSG and friends gathered at dusk in a haze of pink to form a healing circle under the lighthouse as the pink intensified.  

BBCSG's Facilitator Sarah Sigley said "the statistics for breast cancer are alarmingly high across the world and the Breast Cancer Network Australia information shows that currently in Australia 42 women are told they have breast cancer every day of the week.

"That is  one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer.

"This can be devastating and destabilizing for the individual diagnosed and for families, loved ones and communities.

"On Saturday the BBCSG in conjunction with the BCNA, held our annual Byron Breast Cancer Day and Minifield of Women at the lighthouse where 100 pink women silhouettes were planted in a Minifield of Women.

"Many messages of love and hope (were) written and attached by loved ones and friends."

What people think about breast cancer
What people think about breast cancer Contributed

The Byron Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Byron Senior Cits Hall, 37 Marvel St Byron Bay 12- 2pm.

All affected by breast cancer are welcome.

We thank North Coast Events for doing the beautiful lighting again this year.

For BBCSG information and inquiries please call Sarah on 66845419/ 0458791971 or email byronbcs@gmail.com to receive the monthly E-news.



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