September 29, 2016
by Kaitlyn Estens
Two time cancer survivor, Crystal Harper, is encouraging people in Coonabarabran to throw on some pink during October to help recognise Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Using her own initiative, Crystal first dressed in head-to-toe pink four years ago in order to attract interest from the public and open the dialogue surrounding breast cancer.
This year, she hopes the local community will also jump on board with a splash of pink clothing.
Crystal said her bright clothing meant people regularly stopped for a chat.
“It’s a fun way to bring light to such a serious issue,” Crystal said.
“Early detection does help - I wouldn’t be here today if I hadn’t discovered a lump in my left breast.”
Today, Crystal travels to Dubbo for regular infusions and will continue to receive treatment for the rest of her life.
“The support I’ve had from the community during my journey has been phenomenal,” she said.
“I’ve been blown away by how many people are helpful and caring.
“Now I would like to help encourage others through their journey by being able to share mine.”
To help raise awareness for breast cancer and early diagnosis, Crystal Harper will wear pink during October.
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