Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Remembering those touched by cancer

Some of the tributes placed in the memorial garden at
Arthur Square in New Norfolk.
THE annual "Pink Lady Day" memorial service was held recently at New Norfolk's Arthur Square.

Now well established, the event is held near the rose garden that has been developed as a memorial to those lost to cancer.

The garden, on the High St side of the square, has been developed by the Can-Hope Cancer Support Group and includes a pink park bench where people can sit and enjoy the surroundings.

The Reverend Celia Hooker from St Matthew's Anglican Church led the participants through a small service to celebrate the lives of family and friends lost to cancer, as well as offering support to those who have survived the illness or are presently under treatment.

The ceremony at Arthur Square, New Norfolk, on October 26.
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, often with personal messages from family and friends. Blue silhouettes are available 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, including the Top of the Town Bakery which provided morning tea after the service. Special credit goes to the gardeners who do such a good job with the upkeep of Arthur Square and other council gardens.

Morning tea at the Top of the Town Bakery.
The group meets monthly for people who have experienced a cancer diagnosis, and their carers. Phone 6261 3874 for more information.

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