Friday, 11 October 2013

SKI's pink makeover to support McGrath Foundation {GIVEAWAY - pay it forward}

Last night we arrived home from 2 days in Sydney, at 12.30am.As I relaxed with a cup of tea, to wind down before bed, I flicked on Facebook, as you do.

With a heavy heart I read messages of tribute to a young Pink Sister, with advanced [secondary] breast cancer, who passed away yesterday. It was only 2 weeks that she told us Dr's were stopping her chemo.

It took me a long time to go to sleep. The fear of cancer returning is a constant (and at times exhausting!) motivation to do all I can to prevent recurrence. I am just so sad for this lady and her family, though I only knew her by name.She was a supportive member of our Facebook group.

Though we live with the fear of metastases or new cancers , worrying never achieves anything. I commit my fears to God and begin each day with hope, knowing support is always close.

Breast care nurses are specially trained registered nurses who act as patient advocates, coordinating care for women experiencing breast cancer, their families and their carers. They provide accurate information, support and referral to services.
It costs approximately $350,000 to employ each full-time McGrath Breast Care Nurse over a minimum three year period.

As part of a three year commitment to the McGrath Foundation, SKI has pledged to donate $350,000 to fund a McGrath Breast Care Nurse in the local community.

Kylea Tink, CEO of the McGrath Foundation said that SKI’s commitment to the foundation will provide invaluable assistance to people in rural and regional Australia.
Three varieties of SKI yoghurt were given a pink makeover in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each of the SKI ranges, in 1kg tubs, are available in Coles, Woolworths and IGA with a RRP of $5.69.

It is so simple for us to support such a worthy cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month because SKI have a yoghurt to suit every taste.

I know our local rural McGrath Breast Care Nurse well, she provides incredible support with another lovely government funded Breast Care nurse for women at all stages of treatment.

To celebrate SKI's donation, and raise awareness of a great cause - I was asked to post about SKI's commitment They offered me the chance to pay it forward. As most of my local breast cancer friends have finished treatment I decided on my mum. Mum has been very supportive during my treatment. {I have one more intravenuous treatment to go on Monday.}

To continue the pay it forward momentum, SKI have offered a giveaway prize for one of my readers to pay forward to someone they know going through cancer or having a rough time and in need. It  includes an Endota Spa voucher ($65) and the opportunity to provide breakfast for a friend ($30 Woolworth's Giftcard) .

To give your friend in need a hand, so they can have a good day, we will invite you to drop off breakfast (related to that fact that mornings are often a stressful time made harder when your friend may not be feeling the best). 

Leave a comment telling me who you would like to Pay it forward to 

Australian Entries Only.
Closes 18th October 12pm Midday. 

I also wanted to share this story .

{edited to add SJ was married Wednesday in the hospice and passed away 5 days later}

For more information about the McGrath Foundation -
I can only eat so much yoghurt.