Kristy Humphries was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, soon after she had finished breast-feeding her youngest child. She had a mastectomy and went through chemotherapy, then had a breast reconstruction in 2015. Then last year at her annual mammogram she discovered a new tumour in her breast and had to undergo further surgery, chemo and radiation.
Now Kristy is hosting her second Pink Ribbon Breakfast event to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and raise awareness about the disease. Kristy’s Pink Ribbon Auction, Cocktails & Canapes evening will be at Mint Café on 12th July, 5-7pm.
Kristy said: “I’m fundraising for Breast Cancer Foundation because I want to do my part to help find a cure. I don’t want my daughter or anyone else to have to go through this.
“For a while I didn’t want anything to do with cancer – I’d lost three friends to secondary breast cancer and I couldn’t face it anymore. But now that I’ve gone through it again, I want to make people aware about breast cancer and how important it is for women to check their breasts.
“Pink Ribbon Breakfast is such a great way to raise awareness while having some fun and creating some good memories. There are so many moments you can’t laugh about when you go through breast cancer, so it’s nice to be able to get together with friends and have a good time. I’ve come a long way with my own journey, so now I want to do something to make other people’s journeys a little bit lighter and easier.”