Breast health calendar goes on sale this week

Breast cancer survivor Erin Wood says she hopes So Brave’s 2018 calendar will inspire women under 40 to be proactive about their breast health.

Breast cancer survivor Erin Wood says she hopes So Brave’s 2018 calendar will inspire women under 40 to be proactive about their breast health.

Erin is one of 12 So Brave model ambassadors to appear in next year’s So Brave Breast Cancer Fundraising Calendar, which launches on Friday, and features Erin, body painted and photographed in the iconic Otway Ranges.

Breast cancer survivor Rachelle Panitz founded the calendar to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and to empower young women and breast cancer survivors.

The 2018 calendar focuses on regional Australia and features breast cancer survivors, who developed breast cancer under the age 40.

Make-up artist Wendy Fantasia body painted the model ambassadors, who posed for photos in regional areas across Australia, with the aim to raise breast awareness among rural communities.

Erin, who received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2015, said the experience of being body painted for the So Brave calendar was “confronting” but she was excited to do something that could “change people’s lives”.

“It was an important thing for body positivity for me to put myself out there, that’s a really confronting thing to do to show yourself like that to the world,” she said.

“I was really excited to get selected and to go through the process and be a part of something that can change people’s lives.

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