31 October 2007

Congratulations Breast Cancer Network

Last weekend the very first NZ National Breast Cancer Conference was held in Rotorua. Approximately 465 women (and a few men) spent 2.5 days absorbing the very latest info surrounding Breast Cancer, which included a range of topics about treatments, genetics, screening, clinical trials, and NZs contribution to World Wide Cancer Research.

This conference hosted by the Breast Cancer Network NZ was a forum for those who have experienced Breast Cancer to come together and gain a better understanding of this disease as a whole.

Key Note speakers included Dr Susan Love who is famous in the Breast Cancer community for her widely acclaimed 'Dr Susan Love's Breast Book' - now in its 4th edition. Dr Love's talk gave a conceptual overview of the changes in screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

This was certainly a valuable conference to all who attended, and I highly recommend anyone who is affected by Breast Cancer to attend the second National Breast Cancer Conference (TBA).

> This photo was taken at the conference dinner. Guess what the theme for the evening was?!

15 October 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

As each year passes, it is now almost expected to see the Sky Tower in Auckland transform into a pink icon to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness month. Personally with the amount of 'pink' around us during the month of October, I get the sense that most people are now 'aware' of this disease!

I think the important thing women should do is start to consider what they can do in their day to day lives to reduce the risk of getting Breast Cancer - and act now.

Here are a few of the obvious...
• Healthy Balanced Diet
• Exercise
• Meditation / Visualisation
• Laugh and be happy
• Balance (manage stress)
• Music and dance

8 October 2007

MessageMark is Alive!!

Hey Everyone...

Today is a very exciting day. Our new website is now live! After nearly 4 years of planning we now have a professional marketing tool and we are feeling very chuffed about it.

The MessageMark site is a window into the charities we support, and our greeting card range. Our long term plan is to create a shopping cart environment so you can purchase cards directly from our site.

Be part of the MessageMark community – don't forget to join our mailing list so you stay in touch with our new card designs and charity partners.

Feeling the buzz from giving,
Kyrie @ MessageMark
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