|Over 145 guest attended Mewburn Park Homestead to support and raise funds for Defining Beauty through breast cancer foundation, The event was postponed exactly 12 months due to the Covid pandemic. The foundation helps young women face their cancer journey with confidence and take back some control at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. DBTBC provide care packs to each young women diagnosed with breast cancer which is filled with all-natural skin care products, make up, helpful goodies and tips and tricks to help women through their breast cancer journey. Since we launched the foundation (2019) we have sent out over 77 care packs throughout Australia and overseas . Now thanks to the Gippsland community we can start our retreats for those young women after they have completed their treatments for some much needed R&R. “Defining Beauty” believe mental health and support during this time is just as important as the incredible work the Oncologists and health care workers are doing.
Jo Francis (founder) said “The support we have had from the Gippsland community has been overwhelming.
With over 145 guests in the room we laughed, cried and celebrated together all while raising much needed funds to continue to support our Brave Beauties. Thank you all again and we look forward to seeing you all again next year at what will be an annual event “
Our host for the day was ex Gipslander and a member of DBTBC - Louisa Smith . We also had the hounor to hear from Renea Taylor (also from Gippsland) who is a cancer Bioligist at Monash Univeristy and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and an incredible ambassador for our cause. Other speakers included Jo Francis (DBTBC Founder) and Kylie Board (cancer survivor and member of DBTBC)
A huge shout out to all of our amazing local sponsors who supported our event. If it wasn’t for such incredible generosity from the Gippsland community it would not have been the successful day it was.