8 October 2012

The Pink Ribbon Calendar – a MUST BUY

Do you enjoy different and unique art?

Do you love stories of courage against all odds?

And do you have any friends or family impacted by breast cancer? (1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life time.)

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any one of these questions, I urge you to go straight to  www.pinkribboncalendar.co.nz and get a copy (or many copies) of an amazing calendar. Everyone I show my copy to stops in their tracks. Men and women alike pour over the paintings, read the stories and marvel at the courage of the women portrayed. I’ve bought a bunch to send to friends.

Hayley Parsons & Liz Oliver

My first introduction to the project was through my daughter-in-law Hayley Parsons, one of the team of incredibly gifted artists who, over two very long days, painted the bodies of 21 women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. The objective was to create a beautiful calendar that would heighten public awareness and be a fund-raiser. $10 from every calendar goes to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

Some of the subjects are well-known New Zealanders. Others you won’t know. But every story will touch your heart. There’s an entire dragon boat team – the Pink Dragons. You’ll see Jools Topp and her horse; Hinewehi Mohi of the beautiful voice; fashion designer Liz Mitchell and many more.

Liz Oliver, one half of the inspiration behind this beautiful production, experienced breast cancer herself when her daughter was very small.  During her recovery Liz began to look for a way to contribute to the breast cancer prevention cause. This production is the result.  She is also one of the models. She also happens to be the sister of Sir Richard Taylor of Weta Studios (co-creator with Sir Peter Jackson of ‘Lord of the Rings’ for my off-shore readers). As you look at the calendar you’ll conclude that the gift of creating wonderful designs doesn’t sit just with her brother.  (And you can also see the influence of Weta Studios, especially on the front cover.)

You can get your calendar for only $35 from Whitcoulls or purchase direct from the website www.pinkribboncalendar.co.nz


2 thoughts on “The Pink Ribbon Calendar – a MUST BUY”

  1. Donna Thackham says:

    Hope you get this Liz. I must go & buy a calendar xoxo

  2. Donna Thackham says:

    Can’t wait to see ;)) xoxxoo

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