It's just two sleeps until our Breast Intentions gala dinner is back for another year, and we are incredibly thrilled to bring you some of this year's most enticing auctions for you to enjoy with friends and family!
Auction 1: DREAM AFL PACKAGE
It's that time of year, which means there's going to possibly be a few of you interested in watching the footy from the best possible angles. Sometimes that's at home because of the weather or because the game's sold out, but this entertainment package will have you kicking goals with your friends. Here's what you get!
- 2 pax in the Commentary Box with Steve Quartermain and the commentary team. An absolute money can’t buy experience.
- 2 pax MCC Guest passes with reserved seating for a match of your choice throughout the 2018 season
- 4 pax Red Spice Road dinner. Choose a banquet (excluding beverages)
- 4 pax Super Box tickets for the Footy Show Channel 9 – jump the queue, and a behind the scenes tour.
- 4 pax tickets to the AFL Medallion Club Dining facilities at the MCG at a match throughout the 2018 season. Includes 3 course meal & beverages, reserve seating & guest speakers.
This is not to be missed and is going be go faster than the Grand Final day 100m sprint!
Auction 2: YUM CATERING PACKAGE
So, maybe you're not the AFL die-hard! Well, thankfully, we've got something rather special for 20 people who are rather in for a treat of a day with Paul Le Noury, owner and executive chef for Yum Catering, a leader in delivering a fresh vision to continuously surpass rivals. With innovative menus tantalising taste buds everywhere, this auction could just be right for you and your friends.
You can choose between:
- FIVE HOUR cooking class with the man himself
- ONE catered event
Auction 3: TRIP TO THAILAND
We have no idea how the above two would be of no interest in you, so on the night, if you've not been holding up your hands, then you've probably been waiting for our third major auction, a 7-day trip to Thailand!
You'll be staying at the lush Hyatt Palace Bangkok Sukhumvit, located in the heart of the city for three nights, in a special king-sized room that comes with complimentary breakfast!
Once you've scoured the heart and soul of the city, you and a friend will take a drive to Hua-Hin Beach resort, staying at the Hyatt Regency, which includes three nights in a club room, daily breakfast and access to Regency Club Lounge all day, with complimentary canapés and drinks between 5-7pm.
These are just some of the exclusive auctions up for grabs on our gala evening on the 25th of May, so please make sure you've got your tickets by visiting http://bit.do/breast-intentions-2018 and booking today!
We look forward to seeing you on the night!
'You realise suddenly that you are in fact breakable and I have never known fear like I have the first time I was diagnosed with cancer...'
That's how Treasure Chest Charity founder Pratika felt when first diagnosed with cancer, and one of the reasons why the charity was established, dedicating her time to tackling some of the traumatic elements facing women diagnosed with this serious disease.
Don't forget, you've still got time to get tickets to our gala dinner in just over a week's time at http://bit.do/breast-intentions-2018
Special thanks to Prestige Inhome Care for the interview! https://www.prestigeinhomecare.com.au/news/battling-cancer-twice-pratika-lul-founder-mind-behind-organisation-helps-change-lives-women-fighting-disease/
Thanks to Channel Ten News Victoria, Treasure Chest Charity got a spot on the prime time news to discuss the ways in which our hard-working team continues to help those in need during breast cancer recovery. We were extremely delighted to have been featured, and hope that through these types of moments, as well as our ongoing efforts through events and pledges, we can contribute to a positive improvement in health and wellbeing.
You can view the video of Treasure Chest Charity on Ten News!
We still have tickets available for our Gala dinner in two weeks time, so if you haven't purchased them yet, now's the time!
Monique Baldacchino, Breast Care Nurse
When she was 57, Maree Plumstead received the devastating news that not only did she have breast cancer, but the type of cancer meant an excision would not be effective. She needed a mastectomy. In one operation, her nipple and breast were removed, and skin from her stomach was used to reconstruct her breast. A flap of skin was used to make a new nipple.
Some months later, the final step was to tattoo the new nipple so that it looked as much like the remaining one as possible. Maree had two sessions with Monique and said she was 'delighted' with the results. "Monique spends a lot of time to get things just right – I'd thoroughly recommend the service to any woman who has a breast reconstruction."
When a woman has a breast reconstruction after cancer or trauma, the finishing touch is to have a coloured nipple/areola created on the new breast mound. The psychological effects of a mastectomy (the removal of a breast) and breast reconstruction after a cancer diagnosis and treatment are often overlooked.
Women who have had a mastectomy have higher rates of depression and thoughts of suicide compared to women who have had a breast reconstruction.
Since 2010, the Combined Breast Service of the Women’s and Royal Melbourne Hospital has offered women the opportunity to have a breast reconstruction. The team can reconstruct the breast mound and the physical nipple, but they had not been able to re-create a coloured nipple and areola (the coloured area around the nipple), and this can cause psychological distress.
Nipple tattooing is a process in which the nipple and areola complex are recreated, using tattoo pigments to colour the area so that it looks as natural as possible.
Our Combined Breast Service realised the importance of being able to provide nipple tattooing in a safe, secure and familiar environment for our patients. This led to Breast Care Nurse, Monique Baldacchino, being trained in the art of nipple tattooing.
Monique attended a course in London, where she learned the theory and skills required to perform nipple tattooing. Funding for her study tour was provided by the Treasure Chest Charity. Further to Monique's success with the Nipple Tattooing Clinic, Treasure Chest funded a study tour for two more nurses to assist in increasing the capacity of the service being offered.
It is believed the Women’s is the only public hospital in Australia that offers a nurse-led nipple tattooing service. "When the women see the results,” says Monique, “they often cry tears of joy that their breast looks like it used to. For me and the women I see, it is a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon."
MEN WITH BREAST INTENTIONS 2018
Treasure Chest is pleased to announce our annual gala dinner is back for another year, with an all-new centre, and an evening of fine food and drinks, premium entertainment, plus a range of auction items we're extremely excited to have in place for our 2018 black-tie event.
This year, we're looking for our attendees to add a touch of gold to their dresses and suits, so get creative and add a splash of colour to what is a very important evening, raising money for the ongoing care and support of persons affected by breast cancer.
So if you're interested in attending the 2018 gala, please head to our TryBooking page and join us on the 25th of May for what will be an exciting affair.
Can't make the gala?
We'd love to see you there, but if that's not possible, we'd still love your help. Please use our donation page to contribute to our cause, and show your care and support for those who need assistance with breast cancer recovery.