Kerri-Anne Kennerley's diagnosis
Every year 14,000 Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Yesterday we learned that much loved television personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley was one of them.
Our thoughts are with Kerri-Anne and all other newly diagnosed women as they start this difficult journey.
Unsurprisingly, news of Kerri-Anne's diagnosis has sparked a flurry of media attention on breast cancer. Following Kerri-Anne's announcement, BCNA CEO Maxine Morand was approached by a number of national media outlets and provided comment on the news.
Maxine discussed that while Kerri-Anne's diagnosis is undoubtedly sad news, it is important to remember that 38 Australian women are diagnosed each day.
Kerri-Anne's diagnosis reminds us of why BCNA resources such as the My Journey Kit are so important for newly diagnosed women as they start a new and difficult chapter.
A few days earlier, BCNA also featured on Channel 7 News Melbourne, as fabulous BCNA member Merylee Punchard shared her own experiences. Merylee highlighted the support she got from the Online Network.
You can watch Merylee's clip via YouTube (although the quality isn't fantastic).
Congratulations to Kerri-Anne and Merylee for sharing their story and reminding other women they are not alone.