We have launched a number of really well-received projects that have involved our members!
Our projects allow us to highlight the unique and varied ways that women with primary and secondary breast cancer live with and beyond their diagnosis. We aim to engage our members to share their unique stories and challenge the commonly-held assumptions about breast cancer. We share the good, the bad, the happy and the sad, with a focus on our resilience.
1. Pathways to Resilience - October 2016
More than 30 of our members took the spot-light to share their experiences on our blog, Panning for Gold.
2. Lymphodema Awareness Month - March 2017
To highlight this debilitating, but little-understood side-effect of treatment, some of our members bravely shared the circumstances that led to their diagnosis with lymphodema as well as how they'd learned to cope with it.
3. Pathways to Resilience - October 2017
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked our members to share their own, personal definition of resilience. Yes, they are the ones appearing on our 'Home' page!
4. BRiC gets crafty - January 2018
#bricmembers #creativity #pathways2resilience
Our members shared their artistic and creative talents which were captured in a series of well-received montages. These amazing women are artists and craftswomen, expressing their creativity through baking, cake decorating, crochet, glass-making, jewellery-making, knitting, painting, photography, playing musical instruments and sewing (to name but a few!). Some examples:
5. World Cancer Day, Feb 4, 2018
More than 100 women shared a photo that meant something to them for our photo-montage for World Cancer Day. Some examples.....
6. Lymphoedema Awareness Week ~ 4-10 March 2018
#ResilienceInLymphoedema #LAW2018 #LymphoedemaAwareness
We join together in supporting the wider community and celebrate the resilience of all women living with resilience in lymphoedema, in particular, Anita, Bal, Carol, Jackie, Jane, Jennie, Lorna, Lynn, Pauline, Rhian, Ruth, Serena, Tamsin and Vicky - all affected by lymphoedema and who have so generously agreed to take part in our feature over Lymphoedema Awareness Week. Read their individual stories, to be posted soon!