October 16, 2010

Did you know this past week has been International Baby Loss Week?
Were you aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
I suspect I know which one you answered yes to.
As one of the founding members of the Stillbirth Foundation Australia I am passionate about helping to create awareness about the National Health Crisis that is Stillbirth.
Did you know that
1 in every 134 babies is stillborn
That is over 2,100 babies every year
Almost the same as the number of adults that die from breast cancer
Frightening isn’t it!
My mission today is just to create a little awareness for those who are passing by my little blog.
Stillbirth is a great tragedy for those of us who have experienced it –  as is the tragedy of losing a loved one to breast cancer.   So please remember that October is the month to create awareness for two national health issues Breast Cancer and Baby Loss.
I would encourage you to watch this short presentation titled
The Reality of Stillbirth (have some tissues with you)
If you are interested in finding out more about the Stillbirth Foundation Australia or making a donation or attending our annual fundraiser on Sunday 24th October please go to the website here.


7 thoughts on “Awareness

  1. Leanne bless you for being an advocate. This is amazing! I met a woman at my church friday, that went thru a similar experience and she to is doing this! She’s wrote a book in fact. You inspire me! HUGS

  2. After just experiencing the blessing of a new and healthy baby only 3 weeks ago, I am beside myself with sadness thinking about all the families that go through such a profound loss. Thank you for bringing awareness of this. I am off to their website now!

  3. Leanne I had no idea the number of still births was so high. A beautifully made film and how brave of all the families to do this. The tissues were needed but I cannot imagine how awful it must be to go through this terrible loss. Thanks for raising our awareness. Hugs.x

  4. what a great cause you are involved with, Leanne! i didnt realise still birth was such a high rate, thanks for the awareness.
    When I was pregnant with my first son, one of the ladies on the Preganancy forums I was visiting daily sadly had a still birth – she shared some pictures of her beautiful baby girl and her story…i will never forget it!

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