Earlier this week, Mudgee's Harbour ISP office did their part to say thank you to breast care nurses across the region, dressing up to the nines in pink for 'Trashy Tutu Tuesday'.
In a bid to fundraise for Pink Up Mudgee (PUM), the Harbour ISP clan have sold and continue to sell hair brushes that read 'Check your breasts' and jewellery in the shape of a pink ribbon, with the hope of reaching $1,500 to hand to PUM.
"I myself am a two time breast cancer survivor with July this year being my latest diagnosis, so seeing my workmates as well as the whole town of Mudgee fundraising is great," Mudgee Harbour ISP employee, Angela Hamilton said.
"I only moved to Mudgee in 2016 so I have had the pleasure of having three breast care nurses and each one of the nurses are my angels in pink. They are there from the time you are diagnosed and you hear those words, 'you have cancer'.
You feel like your life is spiraling out of control, so many questions but you don't hear anything because you are in a fog. Without the breast cancer nurses, I would have been scared and lost.Mudgee Harbour ISP employee, Angela Hamilton
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Hamilton said the importance of breast care nurses is great and are truly deserving of all the appreciation and support that goes their way for their ongoing efforts to hold the hand of those diagnosed.
"Raising money for more breast care nurses is so important. There are still so many women and men in rural areas that don't have access to a breast care nurse. Their 'journey' would be scary and lonely without a nurse for support," she said.
It takes a special someone to be a breast care nurse, and I think I have had the pleasure of being looked after by three of the most wonderful nurses.
"These nurses are our saviours because without them, the road to recovery would be so much harder. They work hard, they work long hours dealing with cancer patients every day."