Remembering those touched by cancer

Pink Lady Day at New Norfolk today.

THE New Norfolk Can-Hope Cancer Support Group’s annual event remembering those living with or lost to cancer was held at Arthur Square today.

The service was held near the rose garden that has been progressively developed as a memorial on the High St edge of the square, opposite the Star and Garter Hotel. Most recently a pink park bench has been installed to provide a comfortable place for reflection.

Reverend Celia Hooker from St Matthew’s Anglican Church once again officiated at the service, which  remembers those lost to cancer as well as those who have survived the illness or are presently struggling with it.

The memorial rose garden and the new
park bench.

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 were introduced last year for those specifically wishing to remember a male relative or friend.

Several Derwent Valley Councillors were in attendance and the service was followed by morning tea provided by the Top of the Town Bakery. The Can-Hope Cancer Support Group expressed its thanks to all participants and supporters.

The Can-Hope Cancer Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the New Norfolk Library. Phone 6261 3874 for more information.

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