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Lessons from October

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

Pinktober is well and truly over.  The pink ribbons are packed away, news stories have slowed down and the pink events are over until next year. So what have we learnt from Pinktober? I would say that there were many lessons and yet there is still more to learn. Thankfully, people are starting to understand that breast cancer is beyond pink.  It is real and nasty.  It cannot be tied up in a pretty pink ribbon.  It is more than a pink a ribbon.  Breast cancer affects real people, their families and their lives.  The McGrath Foundation recently published survey...

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The Singer Heritage

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

The Singer Heritage

This blog has to be one of the more difficult ones to write because my darling Dad recently passed away and I am still feeling raw with many emotions. My Dad was a special man and he has left me with an amazing legacy of heart, commitment and community. My father taught me many things but one that truly stands out for me is to contribute to your community.  My parents have always been active members of their community and freely gave their time to help others.  My community today is the breast cancer community and I do what I...

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Service

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

I write this blog as I wait for my car to be serviced…..well, it is best to use my time productively. Service is different things to different people. The basic definition is ‘the action of helping or doing work for someone’ www.oxforddictionaries.com An important and valuable service to the greater community are the amazing charities who work tirelessly to raise awareness of breast cancer and much needed funds for research. In Australia, we are blessed to have charities who work together as a community. Just click on our charity tab for a list of key Australian breast cancer charities and...

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