A woman who has faced breast cancer twice – once at 26 and then again at 40 – will be the guest speaker at a Pink Breakfast at the Warkworth Town Hall on Friday, May 31, from 10am-noon.
Karin Horen, a mother of three daughters, has become a passionate advocate for breast cancer education, as well as a motivational speaker. She is also the founder of the cancer charity Paddle for Hope, which has raised more than $350,000 since it started in 2011.
“My talks are very practical and are about life ‘after’ cancer,” she says. “I do talk about my journey, but I also share the tools that have helped me cope, and how the physical and mental challenges have changed me.
“And I always leave plenty of time for the Q&A session. That’s my favourite part when women raise the issues they want to talk about.”
Karin is also the founder a swimwear range for women who have had mastectomies and the online business oneofus.nz. Organisers of the Pink Breakfast describe her as “a little pocket rocket”.
The morning will include a silent auction, raffles and prizes for the best pink outfit or creation.
Tickets cost $25 and proceeds from the event will be donated to Breast Cancer NZ.
Info: Warkworth Town Hall on Facebook