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Team Ngamu

Team Ngamu  

Supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia in Outback Adventure
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Why I am supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia

My Story

We are twin sisters, proud Gamilaraay women, born and raised on Darkinjung country (Central Coast NSW) and are completing this trek to raise awareness of breast cancer in Aboriginal communities. In 2015 our mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer requiring a treatment plan of two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. Today she requires daily medication, ongoing check-ups, scans and is still overcoming the effects of cancer treatment. During this time two very special family members, our beautiful Aunt and talented cousin were also diagnosed with cancer. They both fought hard battles but sadly passed. We have felt the loss of two highly regarded strong women within our community to breast cancer. So, when we walk, we are not only walking for our mum, Aunt, cousin and these beautiful ladies, but for all Aboriginal women, families and communities affected by cancer. Prior to our mum and families diagnosis we were unaware of overall cancer statistics within our Aboriginal communities. On average around 2 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are diagnosed with cancer everyday. We didn’t realise breast cancer was the most common cancer diagnosed within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and that it is the second leading cause of cancer death in our women (after lung cancer). There is endless promotion of heart disease and diabetes within our communities but limited information on cancer and the importance of early detection. My mother, sister and I want to be drivers in getting this extremely important message out to communities. We selected this trek specifically due to BCNA’s commitment to better supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer. Our participation on this adventure will help to ensure Aboriginal people will have access to information and support to help reduce these disparities in outcomes. I hope you can help us achieve our fundraising goal by donating to our page. Any amount you give makes a difference! If you could also encourage others to donate, that too would be much appreciated. Please email the link of this page to your family and friends, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity, it means the world to us! Stacy & Amy

About Outback Adventure

The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

On this incredible—yet challenging—adventure, you will stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems. By day, you will challenge yourself as you trek across the Red Centre, experiencing the diversity of desert habitats and learn the unique history of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Best of all, with every step you take will help raise vital funds to help BCNA provide free programs, resources and support to all 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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