Pink In The Tropics
Pink in the Tropics is a breast cancer support group in the Douglas Shire which aims to help women feel less isolated during their breast cancer journey. Pink in the Tropics was formed by a group of Douglas Shire women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone varying treatments. We exchange information and further our education on issues arising from breast cancer diagnosis.
INFORM: We provide information gained through our own breast cancer journey and referral to appropriate pamphlets, booklets, publications, websites and agencies.
SUPPORT: The group is driven by women who have themselves experienced breast cancer and can offer support through their empathy to others on the Journey. We have now established our Pink Care Program to provide some domestic help for local women in the Douglas Shire.
Events and Support group meetings:
Monthly Get-togethers are usually held in Port Douglas at the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre at 6-10 Mowbray Street from 9am to noon on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
If you are hesitant about coming along to a group get-together you are welcome to contact us and speak with one of our members.
You don’t have to be a member or become a member to attend our support group meetings but you do have to been diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in your life. Please note, your confidentiality is respected within our group.
Some of the members agree to appear on our website simply to put a human face to the breast cancer journey.
Pink in the Tropics Care Program in the Douglas Shire has extended it’s services to include pre-prepared meals for women who are experiencing the breast cancer journey.
(You do not have to be a member of Pink in the Tropics to avail yourself of the Pink Care Program.)
We understand those times when performing a simple task seems overwhelming. If you are experiencing the ‘hitting the brick wall’ feeling then a little relief from preparing a meal or house cleaning could be just the boost you need.
Pink in the Tropics employs professional caterers & cleaning companies who respect your privacy and dignity.
Our support group deals with serious issues by sharing information, caring for you the individual, extending a helping hand & maintaining a healthy dose of humour.
CONTACT: Pink in the Tropics Breast Care Cancer Support group:
Annie telephone 0424288156
Lorraine telephone 0458111142
Maria telephone 0400021687
PO Box 568 Port Douglas Q 4877