Think Pink Zooms ahead
By Sean Car
The Think Pink Foundation at Yarra’s Edge, forced to suspend all of its on- site operations since March 16 as a result of COVID-19, is literally now “Zooming” ahead.
The suspension of all services by the Think Pink Foundation came just four weeks after the successful launch of a $2 million new Think Pink Living Centre at Forge, designed and funded by Mirvac with the support of its contractors and suppliers.
Chairman of the Think Pink Foundation Ron Smith said, “despite the suspension of services at the Living Centre and the staff all working remotely, the Think Pink Living Centre has now successfully resumed several programs with the use of the online platform, Zoom, to overcome the impact of COVID-19.”
“We have recently had classes where Think Pink clients came from as far away as Sale and one regular member on holidays ‘Zoomed’ into Tai Chi from Perth.”
Mr Smith said the demand would see an increased provision of online activities in the future which will also address the problem of public transport to its new Yarra’s Edge facility.
“Under the leadership of the Think Pink Living Centre manager and breast care nurse Andrea Cannon, the online programs have been established with the valuable assistance of staff, facilitators and volunteers over the past eight weeks,” Mr Smith said.
Think Pink has since been running online sessions including art therapy, yoga, reflexology, tai chi, pilates and support groups such as Second Hope support group (for women with metastatic breast cancer).
The online activity also includes the Supporting Blokes program, a program to support male partners of women with breast cancer to discuss the impact of breast cancer on themselves and family life.
To take part in the Think Pink Docklands online program, women need to have had a diagnosed breast cancer assessment at some stage in their life. For more information visit thinkpink.org.au.