She has been referred to as Australia’s Angelina Jolie, but as well as them both carrying the faulty BRCA1 gene, Pink Hope founder Krystal Barter also shares the Oscar-winner’s influence and star pulling power.
For the charity’s latest project, Bright Pink Lipstick Day, a social media campaign that encourages more people to discuss their hereditary health, the 30-year-old preventative cancer activist enlisted the support of Margie Abbott, a Victoria’s Secret model and a usually publicity shy Rinehart sibling.
While chasing the family dog Maisie – both dressed for the occasion in hot pink ensembles – Ms Abbott welcomed a throng of media and fashion industry personalities to Kirribilli House, including Bauer Media publisher Sebastian Kadas, WAG and soon-to-be reality TV contestant Kyly Clarke and fashion designer Carla Zampatti, to spread the word about the lipstick movement.
“More than 240,000 women and men are at risk of hereditary illness or carry a genetic fault that could lead to breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers,” Ms Barter said. “The issue for many carriers of a hereditary gene is that they’re not aware of their family history, and often many find out about their condition when it’s too late.”
Another Pink Hope ambassador for Bright Pink Lipstick Day is Bianca Rinehart, daughter of mining magnate Gina Rinehart.
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