Miss You Already Australian Premiere
Last week I attended the Australian premiere of the movie Miss You Already, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collete. Presented by the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Miss You Already is both a heartwarming and heartbreaking film about relationships and the effects of breast cancer. Sydney’s State Theatre was at full capacity, we laughed and cried together all night long. Believe me when I say, I am not one to cry because of a movie, but the tears would not stop rolling down my face.
We follow the experiences of Millie (Toni Collette) and her battle with breast cancer. But not only do we follow her personal story, we see through the eyes of the people around her. Best friend Jess (Drew Barrymore), partner, children, parents, and workmates…
It seems I know more and more people affected by this horrible disease. No longer just distant connections, friend of a friend, wife of a colleague…some very close friends and family. If you’ve supported a friend or family member with breast cancer, you’ll truly resonate with this film. I loved this movie and keen to see it again. When you go see it, don’t forget to bring the tissues!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.
A few stats.
…42 women are diagnosed each day from breast cancer in Australia
…7 women die from breast cancer every day in Australia
…1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime
Show your support during October. Donate, volunteer, host a fundraiser or purchase pink ribbon products. With more funding, researchers can break new ground on better methods of detection and strategies to prevent and cure the disease.