It’s been a very slack six months since I posted anything on this blog, but two things have happened in the last month that have prompted me to reacquaint myself with how to use this blog and write a little note.
The first is that last month marked two years since I had my cancer diagnosis (more on that later) and the second is an enormously generous act that has kind of blown my mind and I would like to share with you.
For the past six months I have been back at work helping out on a few projects for the brilliant Women’s Health magazine team. A few months ago Women’s Health Editor, Felicity asked me (along with fellow cancer survivors Channel Seven’s Sally Obermeder and the inspiring Erin Eckford, whom I previously met through the Warwick Foundation) to be a part of a feature Women’s Health was running on cancer to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month. The result is (in part) the story below.
I admire the way in which Women’s Health team operate and I knew that it would be a clever a well as moving story, but what I didn’t know at the time was that fashion Editor, Talia was also organising for some of Australia’s best fashion designers (Ellery, Akira, Anna and Boy, Jac and Jack) to decorate some Nike trainers for auction on Ebay, with the proceeds to be shared between Sally, Erin and myself.
That auction is now live and the designer trainers are seriously cool (I’m talking one-of-a-kind pieces of fashion art). To view it click here, on the image below or head to Ebay and search “Nike, Women’s Health”. The auction ends on Oct 11th.
For now I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the team at Women’s Health and also to everyone who responded to this blog after the story in the Sunday Telegraph’s Sunday magazine. Dan and I are humbled.
For more (and a damn good read) see this month’s issue of Women’s Health…