Leona Edmiston Lea dress, $475AUD
I was absolutely thrilled when I received an email from the lovely Phoebe at Leona Edmiston asking if they could lend a hand with my Frocktober efforts. I opened up a couple of parcels this afternoon to find this divine dress amongst a veritable candy store of frocks to choose from. Thank you so much!
So far I have raised $47.30 for the cause which doesn't seem like much money, but Frocktober isn't just about raising dollars.
One of my best friends was diagnosed with cancer at 22. When I was 22 I'd just moved to Sydney and had begun my very first job out of uni. Cancer was the furthest thing from my mind, and I can only imagine what it must have been like for her to face her own mortality at such a young age.
I was lamenting to her the fact that I hadn't raised much money the other day when she said to me that it's not just about money, but the awareness that needs to be raised around young women looking after their health. She said that one of the hardest things about her battle with cancer was talking about it, and that opening a public forum through things like Frocktober helps just as much as raising money.
She is in remission now at all of 24, and is happy and healthy and getting on with her life.
Her story and that of all women dealing with cancer should hopefully be an inspiration to us girls where ever we are, to start having conversations about our health.
What do you guys think? If you have your own story I would love to hear from you, leave me a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org