A group of like-minded women from the international community in Luxembourg working together to support women fighting cancer. From UK, Canada, Ireland, USA, and Denmark combining our knowledge and experiences.
Carrie Cannon, co-founder and Chairwoman: When a person is diagnosed with cancer the impact ripples outwards affecting family, friends, employers, colleagues and acquaintances. As a health professional working in Luxembourg, I often get asked about health services and whilst most doctors speak English and medical facilities and services are excellent, expatriates often have difficulties finding their way around the system and making decisions about treatment and care. Working with incredibly dedicated women who each make their own individual commitment and outstanding contributions to Think Pink Lux, we are able to bring together people to share knowledge, information and personal experience which I believe gives people a greater sense of control and choice over how they face cancer. I am passionate about health promotion but find that people do not always look for cancer information unless they have a reason to, and as most of the resources available here are in French and German they may be missing out on vital information. At Think Pink Lux we fill a gap in supporting people with cancer and enjoy being proactive and raising awareness about cancer.
Freda Deed: I joined the Think Pink Lux team for many reasons. The main ones being:
- I have known close family, friends and neighbours who have suffered from and/or have been affected by cancer in one form or another
- the encouragement of a close friend of mine to train with her to join her in the ING night marathon to raise money for Think Pink’s Marian Aldred Award for cancer research in Luxembourg
- the dedication of the Think Pink committee to continue to raise awareness and to raise money by a variety of events, such as the annual ladies night, ING night marathon, Opera evening, educational talks to businesses in Luxembourg, all of which are key in raising money towards cancer research in Luxembourg
- the support that Think Pink Lux provides to the international community in Luxembourg in confronting the disease and its treatment in unfamiliar language and surroundings
Nicola Vickers: Although not solely to support women’s cancers, Think Pink has a female focus which I enjoy. Whether it is a ladies night or a support group meeting, the solidarity behind the serious cause is always uplifting. I joined this team because of friends who have cancer and Marian. We all have our Marians and that, for me, is the common bond which drives and energizes the Think Pink cause.