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Around the world, October is recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on the second weekend of the month, to pay tribute to all those Australians diagnosed with breast cancer each year, Breast Cancer Network Australia will plant 15,000 Pink Lady silhouettes in Bennelong Lawn, at the Royal Botanic Gardens (near the Sydney Opera House).
This 'field of women' will be open for visitors on Friday October 11, between 11.00am and 7.00pm, and on Saturday October 12, from 8.00am to 3.00pm. A brief ceremony will also be held at 11.00am on Saturday.
The number 15,000 has been chosen for the silhouettes because it symbolises all those Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. 125 blue silhouettes will also be planted to represent the number of men diagnosed. The shape of the silhouette itself represents the way BCNA doesn't focus on the disease, but the women diagnosed with breast cancer and everyone around them.
BCNA members and supporters are all encouraged to come down to the Tribute Field of Women and visitors are welcome to leave a message on one of the silhouettes, whether it be in support of someone they know who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or in tribute a loved one who has been lost.
This year, the Tribute Field of Women also celebrates the 15 years that Breast Cancer Network Australia has been providing support to Australians diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as their families.