I Touch Myself Project

My first ever car accident happened in 1991. I was driving back to boarding school after a weekend at home. I turned the radio up, because Chrissy Amphlett was belting out “I Touch Myself” and I felt that she needed an out-of-tune backup singer. And just outside the Castle Hill Shopping Centre, I ran up the back of a small sedan.

There was not too much damage. My mum later asked me “What where you thinking??” and I told her I was singing “I touch Myself” and then the phone call went a little silent.

Chrissy died a year ago from breast cancer. Her last wish was to relauch her iconic song, with the emphasis on getting women like you and me, to become more in tune with our bodies, and the changes that can take place. When I was asked to be an ambassador for this project, I did not hesitate. I mean, who hasn’t had a friend or relative touched by this bastard of a disease.

The latest of my mates who is at the beginning of her breast cancer battle is a lass by the name of Vicky Finch. This chick is so full of fun, and love and life. She writes about it here – http://vicky-lifeonthehill.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/well-i-didnt-see-that-coming.html

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So what can you do?

  • Know your breasts.
  • Do not hesitate to go to the doctor if you notice any changes.
  • Have a mammogram every two years. Call BreastScreen on 13 20 50 to book a mammogram, free for us 40 plus chicks.
  • If you have a family history, discuss it with your doctor.
  • Give thanks to Chrissy Amphlett for leaving this legacy behind.

In 2014, it is estimated that over 15,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Nearly 3000 of those diagnosed will die. Far too many. Early detection is VITAL ladies!

Visit the website and check out the artists reworking I Touch Myself, as well as learn about how you can help spread the word. – http://itouchmyself.org

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Has breast cancer touched your life?