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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pink Lady Day 2018

Pink Lady Day at New Norfolk today.
THE local annual event remembering those living with or lost to cancer was held at Arthur Square today.

An ongoing initiative of the New Norfolk Can-Hope Cancer Support Group, the service was held near the rose garden that has been developed as a memorial on the High St edge of the square, opposite the Star and Garter Hotel.

The Reverend Celia Hooker from St Matthew's Anglican Church gave a short address and said a prayer for all those attending the service, which  remembers those lost to cancer as well as those who have survived the illness or are presently struggling with it.

These tribute events are often called Pink Lady Day or Mini Fields of Women due to the tradition of placing pink silhouettes in the ground or on display, bearing personal messages from family and friends. Blue silhouettes have been introduced for those specifically wishing to remember a male relative or friend.

The Can-Hope Cancer Support Group expressed its thanks to all participants and supporters.

The group meets at 10.30am on the first Wednesday of the month at the New Norfolk Library, for people who have experienced a cancer diagnosis, and their carers. Phone 6261 3874 for more information.

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