A Bumper Book Launch Celebrates Brave Hearts

'Corina' one of 19 participants to share her story in the book, ' What Cancer Taught Me'.

More than two hundred people have attended the official book launch of ‘What Cancer Taught Me,’ featuring stories and words of wisdom aimed at helping and supporting people in our region newly diagnosed with cancer.

The locally produced book, ‘What Cancer Taught Me’.

The book is the latest project of Brave Hearts on the Murray, which has secured funding to enable the book to be gifted to each person diagnosed with cancer in our region for the next five years.

The famous dragon boat, built by Brave Hearts cancer survivors, takes centre stage at the launch.

The launch featured the 19 participants of the book or their representatives, proudly walking on stage and placing the enlarged photos of themselves featured in the book and revealed to the public for the first time.

President Jenny Black says a cancer diagnosis is often an emotional, stressful and confusing time and it’s hoped this book will offer some comfort.

Enlarged prints of photos featured in the book were revealed on stage.

“The aim of this book is to share the stories of others who have walked a similar path and shown how they were able to turn this distressing time into a journey fuelled by courage and a positive attitude,” Jenny said.

“Our hope is they identify with some of these inspiring individuals and realise they are not alone.”

The books will be gifted by health professionals and also available for purchase online for $30. For more information: http://www.braveheartsonthemurray.com.au/product/book/