It was so exciting to have the first HESTIBELL® event ever in Australia on 10th October at the Victoria Park Centre for The Arts. And I was even more excited that the Event was a National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Pink Ribbon Afternoon Tea.
Just to give everyone a background, I started HESTIBELL® in Surabaya, Indonesia in 2015. Surabaya is actually the “Sister City” of Perth.
HESTIBELL® is a platform for building healthy communities with fun activities where everyone feels valued.
The foundation of the HESTIBELL® is FUN.
So todays Event was to support building healthy communities by raising funds for the NBCF with a Pink Ribbon Afternoon Tea … and it was of course designed to have fun!
More than 35 people attended and we had so much food that we could not eat it all, and many people left with “doggie bags”.
We were so lucky to have Maria Quaglia, NBCF Ambassador, attend. She shared her journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer, through treatment and onto her new life. Maria was inspiring and touch everyone with her story particularly impressing the importance of funding research and self checking.
The MC for the day was Hermin who also entertained everyone with a “Fan Dance” that she especially choreographed for the Event.
We all got crazy and learned the dance that goes with the “Sha La La” song which took the event to another level of fun. We had games with so many door prizes
Mrs Yayuk sang a number of songs and impressed the audience with her golden voice.
Almost $1000 was raised and everyone can continue to contribute through to the end of October 2021 via this link: https://fundraise.nbcf.org.au/fundraisers/hestibell/pink-ribbon-breakfast
It has been an amazing journey for me in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. My first Event was at Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya (one of the largest malls in Indonesia) in October 2017 … you can read about this Event HERE. And I have run these Events every year since.
And today’s event on 10 October 2021, 4 years later, is in Perth Australia.
And on the same day I held 5 other Pink Ribbon Events with almost 300 people attending: 3 Events in Surabaya and 1 Event in Sidorajo … both cities in East Java, Indonesia … PLUS an Event in Bali, Indonesia. The funds raised at all of the Indonesian events went to Bali Pink Ribbon.
It was amazing that so many people in Indonesia contributed to Pink Ribbon even with the challenge of Covid 19, not only from a health perspective, but also the financial heartbreak that goes with it.
And finally I am so fortunate to be supported from by Naning & Russell Percival, Nancy & Aaron Harun from Clear Accounting, Desiana, Olivia fro Kangen Water and finally the wonderful MC Hermin Bloxham.