Whitney Port Puckers up for Pink Hope’s Inaugural Bright Pink Lipstick Day

| 29 August , 2012 | Reply

Whitney Port lent her support alongside local celebrities Karl Stefanovic and Sally Obermedier, at The Star’s Cherry Bar (August 28th) for the launch event of Australia’s first genetic breast and ovarian cancer support community, Pink Hope.

On a quest to trade their lip balms for bright pink lipstick to raise awareness of genetic breast and ovarian cancer, the Bright Pink Lipstick Day is a Pink Hope initiative designed to inspire women to be proactive and vigilant with their breast and ovarian health.

Pink Hope’s inaugural Bright Pink Lipstick Day will take place on Friday, September 28 to raise awareness and vital funds for the organisation, which provides a safe and supportive haven for high risk women and their families to connect.  On the eve of the event, Rachael Rogan, who is fighting breast cancer, said:

“I am thrilled to be here to support Pink Hope. I feel like I am no longer putting all the pressure and stress on my husband and three kids – I have a group of women who give me inspiration and support so I can carry on navigating this journey.”

“I will proudly wear bright pink lipstick on Friday, September 28 to show my support,” Rogan said.

Founded by Krystal Barter who was only 22 years old when she discovered she had the BRCA1 gene fault that gave her an 85% chance of developing breast cancer, Krystals mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all fought breast cancer at increasingly earlier ages.  So in 2009, when she was 25 years old, and with two young sons at home, Krystal had a pre-emptive double mastectomy.

“When I was in hospital recovering, I found there really wasn’t anywhere for me to go for support or information, so I started Pink Hope to help other women in similar situations to my own.”  “We now support thousands of women and their families through our forum and have up to a million people looking for information on our site,” Barter said.

“Bright Pink Lipstick Day, supported by Revlon, is all about getting Australians to bring a little bit of brightness into their life and feel fabulous for a good cause. We’re asking everyone to wear bright pink lipstick on Friday, September 28 and make a donation to Pink Hope so we can continue our life changing work for women and families at risk of hereditary cancer,” Barter said.

For more information or support, go to www.pinkhope.org.au and don’t forget to diarise September 28th to wear Bright Pink Lipstick on your smackers!

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