boob buddies 2nd Annual Gala Dinner
August 4th at Sea World Resort – RSVP 25th July
“boob buddies is the only not-for-profit charity providing invaluable free in-home oncology counselling to individuals and families living with the turmoil of cancer.
Emotional support is a huge unmet need for cancer patients, and without Government funding boob buddies relies on the generosity of sponsors, businesses and the public.
So spread the word, share this information, buy a ticket, and come along and have a great night!
To have not been touched by cancer in some way is a unique place to be in.
As people we need to better support the growing number of people ‘living’ every day with this awfully unfair disease.
I personally, cannot thank boob buddies enough for what they have done for me and my family.”
Ms D. (Young mum living with metastatic breast cancer – cancer that has spread.)
$250 to sponsor a boob buddies MEMORY QUILT!
Memory quilts are a great way to wrap yourself in the thoughts of loved ones and forever hold them close.
Each boob buddies memory quilt has several blank squares on which pictures can be drawn, thoughts can be shared, and messages can be written.
For a small donation of $250 you can put a smile on the face of a child or an adult as they wrap themselves in their very own memory quilt – just like the Meer family did for Bonnie.
*If you know of someone who would love to have a memory quilt, or if you would like to know more about how you can help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0408 395 058
City of Gold Coast 2018 Australia Day Awards
Founder & CEO Barb Wood was nominated, as part of the City of Gold Coast 2018 Australia Day Awards, for Gold Coast Citizen of the Year.
Barb said she was honoured to be included amongst many other inspiring people who are striving to make a difference.
We are thrilled to announce that SeaWorld is now supporting boob buddies
SeaWorld has kindly offered to help terminally ill patients create lasting memories. More news to come in 2018!
On the 29th July boob buddies held its inaugural Gala Dinner at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort.
The night was amazing!
Not only did it mean so much to Barb to see everyone enjoying themselves, it also meant a lot to the young mums with cancer who danced the night away.
Special thanks to Robbie Bennetts at Robbie Bennetts enterprises and onPlatinum ICT, for emceeing our evening, organising the band, and helping to make the night a success.
Stress and Cancer
As we are all aware, a cancer diagnosis can not only have a debilitating effect on a cancer patient’s immune system, it can also cause great emotional distress.
*New Australian research has revealed how stress can turn the body’s lymphatic system into a super highway for breast cancer cells, allowing the cancer to spread more rapidly.
*Psychoneuroimmunology research, supported by new Australian research, suggests that stress can also alter the course of the disease, and can affect tumour development, spread and therefore survival.
Hence, it is crucial for people to be able to a) acknowledge their stressors…not as easy as it sounds, and b) develop and implement skills and strategies to cope with their stressors. I believe this is not an easy process and often requires the help and support of an Oncology Psychotherapist.
boob buddies would like to thank Royal Brunei Airlines for assisting us as Barb heads off to Dubai to speak at the ‘International Conference on Oncology and Radiology 2016’.
In an email Barb received from the Country Manager Australia he wrote “We hope that we can assist your charity boob buddies to provide others attending the conference the inspiration and motivation to replicate what you are achieving.”
Barb also hopes that her talk will shed light upon the importance of providing the essential services, as offered by boob buddies, and that the doctors and other health professionals attending the conference will incorporate these essential services into their patient’s treatment regime.
Barb is off to Dubai!
Barb has been invited to speak in Dubai at the ‘International Conference on Oncology and Radiology’ to be held in late October. Barb will be speaking about the importance of a ‘holistic approach to cancer care, incorporating the benefits of free in-home, in-clinic, and/or in-hospital professional counselling’.