JUDITH GRALEY AND MUMMA P CALL ON BERWICK TO TURN PINK

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley joined with Tracey Ryan, a terminal cancer patient and inspirational speaker to invite the local community to plant a mini-field of pink women.

A Mini Field of Women is a display of 100 pink lady silhouettes symbolising the 14,000 Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer and the 2,600 who die from it each year.

Ms Graley said that each year she was touched and truly impressed by the local community’s efforts to raise breast cancer awareness.

“Families, much like Tracey’s are dealt the devastating news that a family member has breast cancer each and every day,”

“Through this wonderful initiative we can do our bit to provide much needed support and raise funds to find a cure for this terrible disease,”

“I encourage everyone who has been affected by or knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer to join us at Buchanan Park on Sunday, 6 October at 11:00am.”

Tracey Ryan was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, despite undertaking chemotherapy and surgery Tracey was informed that her cancer had spread and was now incurable.

Tracey or Mumma P as she is affectionately known has since dedicated herself to helping not only those diagnosed but their families through this difficult and trying time.

Tracey said that when her oncologist informed her that her cancer was now terminal she tried to explain how long she would have left to live, but Tracey refused to let her.

“I decided that I would not live my life waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. In other words, I made a decision to live rather than waiting to die,”

“I do hope that the local community will come out and support this truly worthwhile cause and just for a day dress and think pink.”