By Kathy Tsaples, Fofi Nikolaides and William Dachris
Join us in supporting those affected by the disease.
Shades of pink will fill the month of October in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness, and we invite you to join us in the fight against breast cancer and help us together with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to raise awareness and funds for all women and men that are affected by the disease.
Kathy Tsaples, Melbourne's Godmother of Greek cuisine, and a breast cancer survivor, has truly inspired us to get involved and create something meaningful and essential to everyone who loves… food!
Kathy’s “Sweet Greek” story has really touched us all. From the discovery of “just a cyst” to beating an aggressive stage 3 breast cancer, she made the decision to pursue her passion for cooking, as she was only given a few years to live. She explains how much BCNA supported her from the diagnosis and throughout her journey to this day, 10 years on. This was the catalyst to select BCNA for our fundraiser, a charity created by people for the people in need and who provide support throughout their journey.
“With the support of the BCNA, I personally found great comfort knowing that I could reach out to someone other than my doctors for help and support for both me and my family. Through the BCNA, I have cemented valuable friendships and relationships that I hold dear to my heart and now make it my personal mission to help those in need whenever and however possible.”
Kathy Tsaples, Breast Cancer Survivor - To read her full story CLICK HERE
|||| A Bottle With A Story To Tell.
So, William Dachris from Grecian Purveyor approached Fofi Nikolaides from our olive oil artisan producer Ladi Biosas, who has her own family story to tell, as her sister in law lost the battle with cancer a few years ago… Together we created a special edition bottle of their First Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a beautiful powder pink colour to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Australia, and now globally including USA, Canada, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark and Greece.
High quality extra virgin olive oil isn't just delicious and amazing to cook with, but also key to the healthy Mediterranean diet, and has also been proven that high phenolic olive oil can contribute to fighting cancer cells in humans.
Grecian Purveyor will, also, donate $10 to Breast Cancer Network Australia with every bottle sold during October to provide support for all people in the country that get affected by breast cancer.
Every single one of the stunning ceramic pink bottles has been crafted by hand by Greece’s most renowned ceramicist George Vavatsis and bears the Ladi Biosas logo in the Apollonia font designed by engraver Takis Katsoulidis.
“The artistic approach of the new bottle is to showcase the multidimensional synergies of Ladi Biosas partners, and an action that aims towards the continuation of awareness of a major health issue such as breast cancer.Nearly everyone is impacted by breast cancer in some way. Everyone has a story to tell. The more educated the society is, the greater defense there is against cancer. We believe that is everybody’s obligation to educate, prevent, learn more and bring awareness to this prolific disease.”
Fofi Nikolaides, Ladi Biosas - To read her full story CLICK HERE
Grecian Purveyor. A Brand With A Heart.
We’ve just celebrated our 1st birthday in September, and we’re full of gratitude for all the love and support we received during our first year of operation from all our foodie friends and the wider community from across Australia. We sincerely wanted to give back and contribute to a good cause that can affect any Australian at any point in time, and that’s how this is initiative came to life.
“It’s our moral responsibility to contribute, support and give back to society whichever way one can. Fighting together for a good cause is embedded within our hearts, and supporting all women and men that affected by breast cancer it is simply doing our part for the society.”
William Dachris, Grecian Purveyor - To read our story CLICK HERE
Where to buy the Pink Bottle by Ladi Biosas
- The Pink Bottle by Ladi Biosas can be purchased HERE for nationwide delivery.
- Through Kathy’s store "Sweet Greek" at Prahran Markets, Melbourne. Shop 702, Deli Arcade Prahran Market 163 Commercial Road South Yarra Victoria 3141 - from mid October.
- And through Eleni’s gourmet deli in Brisbane. Shop 3/4 Toombul Shopping Centre, 1015 Sandgate Road, Nundah, QLD 4102 - from mid October.
About Breast Cancer Network Australia
In 1998, Lyn Swinburne envisaged an organisation that would positively influence the way breast cancer was considered in the community. Her goal was for people to talk openly about the disease and acknowledge its enormous personal impact.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation. For the past 22 years, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
We always have been, and always will be, committed to this legacy, and are excited by the opportunities that digital innovation, emerging medical research, and leading practice offer to deliver better information and support, connection and voice for people affected by breast cancer.
"In between when you woke up this morning and when you go to sleep tonight, 55 Australians will be told they have breast cancer. The same will happen tomorrow, and the next day too, making breast cancer the most common cancer affecting Australian women." BCNA
KEY BCNA links
My Journey Online Tool: BCNA's My Journey online tool provides high quality, evidence-based information and insights from others diagnosed with breast cancer. It is easy to access via your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Helpline: BCNA's Helpline is a free and confidential telephone service for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, and their family and friends. The Helpline provides information on a range of issues such as fatigue, sexual wellbeing, financial challenges, returning to work and physical activity.
Breast Health and Awareness: Early detection can boost your chances of surviving breast cancer. Many women have no signs or symptoms. However, some women do and there are things you can look out for. Being 'breast aware' is very important.
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