|February 27, 2013||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog, News|
We are so pleased to announce that we are now ready to launch phase two of the Shocking Pink Sanctuary Programme.
The Shocking Pink Sanctuary (based in Christchurch) now offers a range of support services for those diagnosed with breast cancer and their supporters, covering aspects of mind, body and spirit. We will be providing a range of services including counselling, massage, acupuncture, beauty and relaxation therapies, as well as talks from experts on topics such as diet, lymphedema management and exercise.
Phase one of the programme is already underway with our ongoing programme of weekly breast cancer recovery yoga and the Mindfulness Meditation Retreat planned for April/May 2013 and we have further grand plans in the pipeline.
To find out more about the programme, eligibility and how to apply please click here
|September 13, 2012||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog|
We’re ecstatic to share with you that we’ve been awarded a Max Foundation Grant to allow us to start rolling out a program designed to assist young women in the Christchurch area in coping with the side effects and the after effects of a breast cancer diagnosis. Thank you so much Max! To find out more about the Max Foundation visit
and stay tuned for updates about the Shocking Pink Sanctuary Programme coming very soon!
|June 7, 2012||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog, News|
Feeling inclined to run a long way? bike up a big hill? bake/sell some cakes or even shave off your hair in the name of our good cause? Well now you can do all/any/some of these things and more all in honour of Shocking Pink.
Check out http://www.everydayhero.co.nz and follow their instructions to get involved in a national event or you can get creative and make up your own – just be sure to select Shocking Pink as your chosen charity.
|March 31, 2012||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog, News|
The annual C4YW conference for young women affected by breast cancer takes place in the US and is a joint venture between the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC).
This year we were both lucky enough to each receive a partial travel grant and so with a little help from our friends (and a whole lot of swimming) we made the epic journey to New Orleans last month, took in a little Mardi Gras and a whole lot of useful information for us young things on this breast cancer journey or YWBC as we shall be known from now on (might as well join in on those abbreviations!).
|February 2, 2012||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog, News|
Yes! at 11.30 on Tuesday 31st January 2012 I finally made it to the Lyttelton epicentre!
The results are in…
30 days (26 of them swimming)
23 or so hours in the water
|January 23, 2012||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog, News|
As of today (pre-swim) I have…
Swam 26.5 kms -that’s 1060 lengths
Spent aproximately 13 hours in the water
Bought and posed with 20 daily newspapers
Reached my initial fundraising target of $2400 with generous donations from friends, family and kind members of the public.
Still 9 swims to go – what to do with the rest of the time? …
How about I up the ante and make it from one earthquake epicentre to another?
|January 17, 2012||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog, News|
15 days down – 15 to go…
My Most to Most experience has been really awesome to date. In true endurance fashion I’ve encountered dangerous spiders, lane-hogs, a variety of amateur portrait photographers and shared my lane with a persistent rogue toe plaster or two!
|December 28, 2011||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Blog, Events, News|
Having been lucky enough to be gifted a partial travel grant to the Young Survival Coalition C4YW conference for young women with breast cancer in February 2012 – I’m determined to attend and make the most of this golden opportunity both for the future development of Shocking Pink and my personal journey.
The only snag is that the conference is in New Orleans and tickets from Christchurch to New Orleans are far from affordable. We have applied for funding from various organisations but have been unsuccessful to date and time is running out.
Not being one for kayaking, cycling or running over mountains (or indeed anywhere if truth be told) I am embarking on my own personal event…(drum roll)…. The Most to Most – 30kms in 30 days. (more…)