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  • News 21 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    The health implications of cancer are obvious, but for many, the changes cancer can bring to the body aren’t widely publicised. Wendy, a 45-year-old mother of two, was diagnosed at age 40 with the BRCA2 gene mutation. After close monitoring in March 2013 via MRI Wendy found out she had early-stage breast cancer with a […]
  • News 19 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Australian beauty brand, Wrinkles Schminkles’, has joined forces with Pink Hope and together we have created the ‘Chest Revival Kit’. In this interview, we speak to the founder of Wrinkles Schminkles, Gabrielle Requena, about why she started her amazing business, why she chose to partner with Pink Hope and more… Q. What drove you to […]
  • News 11 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Michelle´s Story Walking in my grandmothers footsteps was something I’d never imagined doing in my wildest dreams.  Breast Cancer was something I’d never even thought about let alone the BRCA gene. One simple conversation with my sister in 2015 about our family history was what empowered us to take control of our future. At 29 […]
  • News 20 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Jackie´s Story In July 2016 I had my 4 year old son, was one month out from my wedding and my second sons first birthday. Life was crazy and then entered a positive BRCA 2 gene mutation. We already knew of 2 maternal aunts who had passed before the age of 50 & 60 and […]
  • News 14 Jan 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Katharine´s Story Discovering you are at high risk of developing Breast & Ovarian Cancer in your lifetime is overwhelming. It’s a really bizarre feeling as nothing has changed. You don’t have cancer, you aren’t physically different to how you were before, but it feels like something has monumentally shifted. Pink Hope has been an invaluable […]
  • News 17 Dec 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Mel´s Story I will forever remember Christmas of 2016, I received my blood test back testing positive for BRCA1 mutation. This was inherited from my father as he inherited from his mother. I have since discovered that my Great grandmother Mabel passed away from breast cancer at age 63, so she was likely a carrier […]
  • News 04 Dec 2018 by Krystal Barter
    The fourth of December is a date that rolls around every year, and for me, it’s a reminder to pause and take a few minutes to look back. To reflect on where I started, to recognise how far I have come and we have come, and to look forward to whatever is coming next. I […]
  • News 03 Dec 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Jane´s Story My story began just over 12 months ago.  I was 33 and diagnosed with a triple negative breast cancer.  I’ve been through chemo, breast saving surgery and radiation. All whilst raising three young children and maintaining whatever I could from my pre-cancer life. It was hard and I was tested to my absolute […]
  • News 13 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Lindi´s Story Following my mother and my youngest sister testing positive to the BRCA 2 gene mutation, mid-2015, I also was tested, with a positive result in October 2015. I was 42 at the time. The next few months were a whirlwind for myself and my family, as I went from one medical appointment to […]
  • News 01 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Throughout the year, Girls Getaways organises a series of travel meet ups and getaways designed for their clients to escape, indulge and relax on a weekend away or a holiday with 50% of proceeds going directly to Pink Hope. We are so excited to announce that our first free getaway, which took place in Mornington […]
  • News 22 Oct 2018 by Krystal Barter
    We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Girls Getaways to create ‘Holidays for Hope’. Throughout the year, Girls Getaways organises a series of travel meet ups and getaways designed for their clients to escape, indulge and relax on a weekend away or a holiday with 50% of proceeds going directly to […]
  • News 19 Oct 2018 by Krystal Barter
    The infographic in the link below highlights the important issues and statistics relating to Breast Density. Did you know? Breasts are made up of 3 types of tissue – fatty, fibrous and glandular tissue. Every woman is unique and has a different amount of these 3 types of tissue. A person with dense breasts – on […]

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