SHARING THE GLOW: Judi Sunshine, Barbara, Emma, Hannah and Sarah, from the Byron Breast Cancer Support Group, are just a few of the many who gathered at the lighthouse last weekend to watch it turn pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SHARING THE GLOW: Judi Sunshine, Barbara, Emma, Hannah and Sarah, from the Byron Breast Cancer Support Group, are just a few of the many who gathered at the lighthouse last weekend to watch it turn pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lyn Mccarthy

Shades of pink at Byron Bay lighthouse

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

It was the second year the lighthouse was used to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of all the women, men and children affected by breast cancer.

Those near and far, including many thousands living after treatment or still with the disease and many who have sadly passed away. It was also 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.

The Lighthouse all lit up for Breast Cancer Awareness
The Lighthouse all lit up for Breast Cancer Awareness Lyn McCarthy

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, which is one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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

"On Saturday the BBCSG in conjunction with the BCNA, held its annual Byron Breast Cancer Day and Mini-field of Women at the lighthouse where 100 pink women silhouettes were planted in a Mini-field of Women with many messages of love and hope written and attached by loved ones and friends."



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