|April 11, 2013||Posted by Kylie Richardson under News|
It’s that time of year – pre order your 2013/2014 Entertainment Book now to avoid disappointment. Books will be available from mid May.
Visit https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/137365p to pay online via credit card, or submit your order via our shop if you want to pay by cash, cheque or internet banking.
We can do books for any region, but pick up is only available for Christchurch.
|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
|January 31, 2013||Posted by Cheryle Robins under Events, News|
The residential retreat which covers two full weekends will be held this year on 5/6/7 April and 3/4/5 May in Christchurch. Attendance at both weekends is mandatory and the programme will be based upon the ’8 week Mindfulness Meditation Course’ work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. This course enables you to learn the basics of mindfulness and how to apply it to your life. Its been around for centuries in the East, but we are only just learning of its value in the West! . You can learn more here Flyer – Shocking Pink Mindfulness Retreat (more…)
|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.
|May 23, 2012||Posted by Kylie Richardson under News|
Shocking Pink has launched an online shop that we’re going to load up with gorgeous fundraising products. We’re starting small with just a couple there now, but the collection will grow so keep checking back regularly. Check it out here: http://shockingpink.org.nz/product-category/fundraising-products/
|May 8, 2012||Posted by Kylie Richardson under News, Sharing the love|
Show Your Heart: for Women Living With Breast Cancer
Enjoy Arnott’s Tim Tam during May and help support women living with breast cancer.
May marks a month-long fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC). Supported by Arnott’s, the fundraiser asks you to ‘Show Your Heart’ by buying Tim Tam during the month from Countdown, Super Value or Fresh Choice supermarkets to help BCAC support thousands of women and their families as they tackle breast cancer. (more…)
|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!