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Sasha Gordon

Sasha Gordon 

Supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia in Journey Through Nepal
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Why I am supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia

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In the spirit of giving back and paying it forward, and with much encouragement from some very special people I’m planning my next fund raising adventure. I am taking part in Journey Through Nepal to raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Their work is really important, and I want to do what I can to help. But there is only so much I can do on my own. The focus for me doing this is in recognition of what helped my family and I to keep smiling in amongst the fear, heartache and tears with cancer diagnosis. A very close friend of mine told me she wanted me to take this challenge on for her. She’s a mum, a daughter, a sister as well as an amazing friend. She has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. There is currently no cure. This means she will continue with chemotherapy and radiotherapy and their side effects for the rest of her life. Her name is Karyn Wagner. She apologized to me when she was initially diagnosed with cancer. She said she now understood what I was going through, and she’s sorry she wasn’t more supportive at the time. Thank god more people don’t really understand. But along with the suffering, struggle and awakening to the heart ache and pain people are experiencing in this new often frightening world, there comes a new respect for what others can endure, and the strength and togetherness that you knowingly feel looking into the eyes of the fellow patient or carer. My family and I have experienced an overwhelming amount of support. You see, it’s the support that is so very crucial to keep you going at those points when you think you cant. This is why I want to support and fundraise for BCNA. In their mission statement they explain ‘We support and empower all Australians with breast cancer diagnosis through our services, resources and programs… We provide high quality information … that can empower participation in decisions about treatment and care… We advocate… to set the best possible treatment and care standards… We strive to help Australians affected by breast cancer to feel less alone’ BCNA 2018 My target is $4000, but if I fundraise over that amount, BCNA have agreed that I can donate it directly to my friend Karyn. Treatment and associated costs are expensive not to mention the ongoing financial impact of travel when living in a rural area and being taken away from earning income. No amount of fund raising will contribute to my travel costs. All money raised up to the amount of $4000 will go directly towards BCNA and every dollar over will go directly to Karyn. You can help too, by donating to my page. Any amount you can give makes a difference! You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email the link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can help Breast Cancer Network Australia create the world we want to see.

About Journey Through Nepal

This adventure takes you on a journey through Nepal’s mountainous terrain and beautiful countryside. You will get a glimpse of life as a monk, attend peaceful Buddhist ceremonies and learn meditation techniques at the Neydo Monastery, where you will have the opportunity to stay one night.

With stunning Himalayan views, high passes, traditional teahouses, tiny hamlets, prayer flags and hot springs, the Annapurna region is among the best trekking destinations in the world.

You will discover the history and culture of Nepal’s colourful and chaotic capital city and explore some of the incredible sites on our city tour.

Best of all, by taking on this challenge you will help BCNA support Australians affected by breast cancer.

About my cause: Breast Cancer Network Australia

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 120,000 members and 300 Member Groups. More than 90 per cent of our members have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and the remaining members have had a personal experience with breast cancer through a family member or friend.

We are represented by the Pink Lady silhouette, symbolic of our focus on the women diagnosed with breast cancer and all those around her.
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