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  • Personal Stories 22 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Kathryn, and this is my story. In 2013, I decided to take a genetic test after I discovered my mum carried the BRCA2 gene mutation. I already had a feeling that I was a BRCA2 mutation carrier and decided before I took the test, if I was positive, I would remove my […]
  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 14 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Jaimee and this is my story. I am 26 and in 2018, about a year ago now, I found out about the BRCA1 gene mutation. I also learnt that I had the potential to be a carrier. Growing up I was aware of my families strong history of cancer. My auntie died […]
  • 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 […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 07 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    For a lot of people, searching for the perfect bra post-mastectomy can be a challenge. We wanted to help streamline your research into the intricate world of post-mastectomy bra’s because let’s face it – one size does definitely not fit all. Here are 6 of our favourite bra’s that are post-mastectomy friendly! Amoena: Sarah Front […]
  • Personal Stories 07 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Gemma and this is my story. I’m 29 now and in 2014 I lost my mum to triple negative breast cancer. She only lived 18 months after diagnosis and passed away on her 54th birthday when I was 24. A month or so after she passed away, I spoke to my GP […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Friendships aren’t just about having people to share experiences with. As psychologist Caroline Anderson explains, friendships are crucial to not only our mental, emotional and overall health, but fulfil an innate human need, too. Learn why we crave close-knit friends, how to have micro-moments of connection with friends and strangers alike, and steps you can […]
  • Personal Stories 06 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Pam and this is my story. It was 1988 and as I lay in bed one night I felt an itch on my right breast which, upon later investigation, turned out to be a hard lump. I was 36 at the time and I knew straight away that I had to have […]
  • Personal Stories 26 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Karen and this is my family story.  When my mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer I felt the world drop from beneath me. The shock is something I will never forget. I always had a deep fear of ovarian cancer as I had heard it was a silent killer with very few […]
  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 15 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Kate and this is my story. Not long ago, I found myself sitting in a park next to my partner, on the verge of tears. I decided to laugh out loud instead. “Who would have thought, one year ago, that this would be my life today?” I said to him. It’s been […]

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