News & Stories

  • 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 […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 18 Dec 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Many of us have tried unsuccessfully to change a habit. Have you ever set a new year’s resolution that, a week later, was all but a memory? Is there something you do (or don’t do) that you would like to change right now, but don’t know how to make it happen? Breaking unhelpful habits – […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 18 Dec 2018 by Krystal Barter
    We’ve all done it – made New Year’s resolutions that only last a day. Or, if you’re especially dedicated, a week after 1 January. We might set them with the best of intentions, but more often than not, the promises we make to ourselves fall by the wayside. And we wind up where we started, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 26 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Whether you’re dreading ‘The Change’ or looking forward to the freedom it can bring, for most women in their midlife years, menopause is on the menu. And while this life stage may bring changes and challenges, there are positive steps that women can take to improve their health and wellbeing during this time. When does […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 26 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    There’s a lot we don’t know about vulvas and vaginas – in fact many women don’t know the difference between the two. But these ‘female bits’ are fascinating body parts and can play big roles in not only your sexual health, but your general health too. So, let’s take a tour of some lesser-known facts, […]
  • Personal Stories 22 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    It was September 2014 when my older sister came home early from a family trip and told my Mum and me that she had cancer. At that stage, the doctors had found the secondary lump under her arm but didn’t know where the primary lump was. She was due to have more tests performed that […]
  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 13 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Julie and I have the faulty BRCA1 gene passed down from my father Frank. I sigh with grief as I remember my big strong Dad, who died a very painful sad death from prostate cancer age 65. Both of my father’s sisters had breast cancer and both passed away, I believe in […]
  • 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 […]


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