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Pink Ladies Represent Breast Cancer Diagnosis Rate

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Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has praised the work of the Breast of Friends group in Victor Harbor, saying the way they come together to support those dealing with breast cancer is inspiring.

“Unfortunately this year breast cancer has overtaken prostate cancer as the most diagnosed cancer in Australia, a sad statistic to reflect on,” Rebekha said.

“While it is encouraging that the incidences of prostate cancer have declined in recent years, I look forward to a time when advances in medicine lead to significant declines in all cancers including breast cancer."

“Meanwhile it is wonderful to see groups such as the Breast of Friends Victor Harbor supporting each other through their cancer journeys."

“The positivity of members and the care they have for one another is inspiring"

October is breast cancer awareness month with the 13th the day we stop to remember those who are in the end stages of the disease.

In honour of the over 18,000 Australian women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, pink lady silhouettes have been placed all around Grosvenor Gardens in Victor Harbor, one is white to represent those who have died.