May 23rd : A group of ten breast cancer patients last week spent a day relaxing time on two 47 foot luxury cabin cruisers as part of the Breast Cancer Think Pink Living Centre Docklands Indulgence Program.
Both cruisers were decked out in pink with the special guests being pampered for the day.
“I think boating is the way to go from the soil of the city.” Irene Hendel, Director and Patron of Think Pink Foundation said. “Tranquility is always a wonderful approach in one’s life. They are all having a wonderful time.”
Irene Hendel OAM, along with her husband David founded the Think Pink Living Centre after two brushes with cancer, and Garry Freeman, General Manager of the Docklands based Pleasure Cruising Club, a cancer survivor joined forces to stage the Pink Pleasure Cruising Club Indulgence.
Gary Freeman said the day was a great success with the visitors enjoying spectacular views of the Docklands and City Skylines.
About the Think Pink Living Centre
The FREE privately funded service for Victorian women and men dealing with the emotional and physical challenges of breast cancer is facing greater demand for its services including provision of free wigs and a comprehensive range of practical wellness programs and support groups.
Jane and Michelle and Andrea From the Think Pink Living Centre Taking a Docklands Selfie
Features of the Think Pink Living Centre include a private consulting room, relaxation massage room, a fully equipped beauty, make-up and hair salon, a Wig Bank with over 100 wigs for people experiencing financial hardship during treatment, and complimentary transport through a volunteer driver program.
The services also include the use of an onsite fully furnished apartment for patients travelling over 100 kilometres for their treatment.
The Think Pink Living Centre also operates a ‘Supporting Blokes’ group for men whose wives or partners are dealing with breast cancer or dealing with their own breast cancer. Helping run the Think Pink Living Centre are 43 volunteers who support the professional staff.
Think Pink Foundation Living Centre
390 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone Think Pink:
(03) 9820 2888
The statistics of Breast Cancer in Australia
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2016 this translates to approximately 16,084 people nationally (including 150 men) with approximately 3,800 in Victoria.
Ron Smith, Chairman Think Pink Foundation – Mobile: 0417 329 201
May 25th, 20170 comments