Newsletter January | February 2019
Bali Pink Ribbon
Welcome to the 1st edition of Bali Pink Ribbon Newsletter for 2019!
It is my great privilege to THANK YOU, along with all the BPR volunteers, for your 2018 support, your generous hours of volunteering and fundraising for the Bali Pink Ribbon Run October last year, and your partnership in sharing information about modifiable breast cancer risk. Your generosity, in combination with a range of communal and business partners, make an impact.
We start the new year with key objectives, purchasing a second mobile USG for screening to remote areas in Bali, initiate a breast cancer Women only clinic and start a ‘Rumah Singgah’ for less fortunate patients undergoing treatment. This year we will campaign for the importance of diverse community involvement in breast cancer survivorship care and recurrence prevention planning.
Some activities planned for 2019 are screening on February 25th – March 1st with BPR Breast screening roadshow to Lombok, screening 3 villages organized by the Community of Love from the Catholic Cathedral. The John Fawcett Foundation will visit the same villages performing cataract operations.
Save the Date: on Saturday October 27th for Bali Pink Ribbon’s Pink Halloween 5km & 10 km Run at 6 PM with costume family fun event.
Follow what we do on www.balipinkribbon.com, or social media channels FB balipinkribbon and @bali.pink.ribbon.
Yours in health,
PS Please don’t forget it’s not too early to show your support in 2019! We count on donors like you. Thank you.
Activities in 2018 :
The year 2018 marks a special celebration for our 10th Anniversary
One decade of service to the Bali Community, on 28th October, Founder of Bali Pink Ribbon, Gaye Warren, was honoured to win Bali ‘s most coveted Yak Awards, for Best Community Service for breast cancer awareness education.
Bali Pink Ribbon team, with medical partner Prima Medika Hospital, conducted seminar and screening at Banjar Permata, Nusa Dua, in collaboration with Flash Charity & Siloam Hospital on December 1. They held another seminar and screening at Cathedral Church Renon in collaboration with Komunitas Cinta Kasih (KCK) on December 8. Joined the Bali International Women’s Association (BIWA) bazaar at Lotte Mart Bypass on December 9, to promote breast cancer awareness and fund raising. An annual Special Christmas Dinner gathering for board, staff and volunteers was held at BPR founders house on December 10.
A Pink Ribbon Valentine Celebration
Embrace this Valentine by donating to Bali Pink Ribbon efforts. We call out to all resorts and corporates who wish to launch a campaign or create a small event with Bali Pink Ribbon, we are ready to support you. Contact us at email@example.com on how we can collaborate.
The following article from Woman & Home UK, Nov. 2018 edition: “6 Surprising Benefits of Walking – the simplest physical activity we can do – yet it’s incredibly beneficial for our health”:
1. It curbs cravings
2. Walking for at least 1 hour a day helps regulate the levels of hormones that can encourage breast tumors to grow. – according to research by the American Cancer Society
3. It increases bone strength
4. It burns as much fat as running
5. It helps fight major diseases
6. It’s a natural mood booster “