News & Stories

  • News 09 Jun 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Meet Sarah & Sarah – Pink Hope Ambassadors who met & have forged a life long friendship & network of support for each other though Pink Hope. We selected some of our greatest success stories to front our Pinky Promise Campaign. Women who met and connected through Pink Hope that then became life long besties. […]
  • News 30 May 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Every year in June & July we focus on the importance that best friends have on our lives and our health through our campaign “Pinky Promise”. Pink Hope is a sisterhood of education, support and prevention. We inspire our community to always have each others back when it comes to being in control of their health…. […]
  • Medical 26 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
      When you’re in the depths of worry or anxiety, it can be hard to focus on anything but your racing thoughts. You can feel stuck inside your head, inside a situation that won’t let up … on a loop with no end in sight. So how do you break the cycle of worrying thoughts? […]
  • News 24 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    When I first learnt I had cancer in 2009, I couldn’t help but look up at the sky and ask the universe “Seriously… what’s next”? Back then, I was caring for my daughter, who lives with Locked-in Syndrome, a condition of complete paralysis, and I was focused on her recovery at the time of my […]
  • News 11 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    I had a double mastectomy, but I have never had breast cancer. In November 2015, my twin sister was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. This experience was all too familiar to me, as both my mother and grandmother had breast cancer too. As I watched my sister go through breast cancer and a double […]
  • News 10 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    To understand my dating journey after breast cancer, you need to understand my back story. In 2008, my 21-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Locked-in Syndrome; a condition of complete body paralysis. Given this, I was occupied full-time with her prognosis and wasn’t really concerned the first time I found a new lump on my breast. […]
  • News 04 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope’s Glimmer of Hope program aims to support the women and families within our at-risk community at a time when they are going through surgery, treatment or caring for a family member. This Glimmer of Hope was made possible with the support of Eat Fit Food. To learn more about Eat Fit Food see […]
  • News 04 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope’s Member of the Month program recognises a member of the Pink Hope community who supports and inspires other increased risk women and represents the mission of Pink Hope.  Corinne’s Member of the Month Pink Hope is so proud to recognise Corinne as member of the month. Corinne has attend events, held fundraisers, supported […]
  • Personal Stories 04 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Renee. This is my story. I’m 45 years old. I am married, with 3 daughters aged 7, 15 and 18. My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977. She had no input into her treatment at the time, and was given a radical mastectomy and trial chemo, this made her very […]
  • Personal Stories 04 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Sarah and this is my story. I am 30 years old, I live in Hobart with my lovely husband and work as a Paramedic. In May 2016, just after my 30th birthday, I underwent a prophylactic breast mastectomy to remove my healthy breasts and reduce my risk of developing breast cancer. My […]
  • News 03 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer on December 12, 2013. The day before my 48th birthday. From that moment on, I had to tell my family and my dear friends that I had breast cancer. My whole world changed and was disrupted by something I had no control over. By trade, I work as an […]
  • Medical 05 Jun 2017 by Krystal Barter
      We all know the guilty feeling of giving up a New Year’s resolution halfway through January ( oh.. and now it’s June!!). Here is one healthy change for 2017 that isn’t too difficult to get right. It doesn’t involve running a marathon or starting a new fad diet. It’s a simple step, but an […]
  • Medical 05 Jun 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Before we get started, here are a few handy facts: The Pap test (also called the Pap smear test) is a simple test that checks for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer The cervix is a part of the female reproductive system that connects the top of the […]

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