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.
The risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer by age 85 is one in seven for women and one in 670 for men.
The five-year survival rate is 90 percent.
“In 2017 I joined these statistics,” winemaker Kate Goodman says.
“It was an eye-opening time as I navigated the medical system for the first time.
“It also highlighted the importance of support systems be it family, friends or external.”
During this time Kate found the resources and networks of Breast Cancer Network Australia invaluable.
BCNA is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation.
For the past 22 years they have worked tirelessly to ensure that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
“My life is great and I am in a position to give back,” Kate says.
“Enter my 2020 Nikkal Rosé.
“This is a Yarra Valley Rosé made in a dry savoury style.
“It’s flavoursome, delicious and importantly all profits from the sale of this wine will be donated to Breast Cancer Network Australia.
“My fundraising target is $60,000.”
Nikkal Rosé is available from Kate’s website at goodmanwines.com.
A six-pack is $150.
Photography: James Broadway.