Did you know that 57 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer every day, and that 3200 of them will lose their lives in 2023?
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women in Australia and is something close to the hearts here at LSKD. That’s why for the last 3 years, we’ve been supporting the cause, raising almost $100,000 by donating 5% of sales from our breast cancer range to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
In an effort to raise more awareness of breast cancer this October, Bianca Kennedy, Jarrod and Thomas Berry, and Tarah Hastie, sat down with us and openly shared their experiences of losing a loved one to breast cancer or being diagnosed themselves.
BIANCA KENNEDY – LSKD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
“I remember Mum sat me down one day and asked if I knew who Delta Goodrem was and if I remembered how she lost all of her hair,” Bianca said. “She told me that was about to happen to mummy, and that she just was going to be sick for a little while and then everything was going be ok.”
14 months later Bianca’s mother was just 37 years old when she lost her battle to breast cancer. She showed an incredible amount of strength outliving her diagnosis of 3 weeks to 14 months, but Bianca says it could have been so different if she got checked sooner.
“If my mum had been able to detect this earlier, then who knows what could have happened, and we could have been living a very different life right now and I actually think about that all the time,” Bianca said.