Sept/Oct 2019 – Badge of Honour

Spring at last! Breast Cancer Awareness Month next, followed by Movember, 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Abuse and then Silly Season.

As Robin Williams, a great actor who is sorely missed, said “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party.” When we have awareness, we remember the winter of those gone but celebrate our Super Survivors, as they are the blossoms that remind us that “Spring breathes new life into the world around us. 

The breakthroughs in oncology are like bulb cultivars in that we can create and develop new medicines to improve life. The magazine is filled with useful information from navigation to inspiring kids and getting your kitchen spring ready. 

Be nice, encourage holistic healthcare, hold a hand and ensure no rushed medical decisions. Don’t rush into cancer surgery before understanding your options. 

Remember the wise words of Robert H. Schuller, “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. 

Your Buddie for Life  

Prof Carol-Ann Benn


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