Telling It Like It Is 23 Breast Cancer Journeys The inspiring first-hand accounts of breast cancer survivors.
In Telling It Like It Is, acclaimed Queensland sports journalist and breast cancer survivor AnneMarie White (OAM), tells the courageous stories of 21 women and one man, while also telling her own story of survival with remarkable honesty and humour.
Although their experiences have all followed a familiar pattern- the shock of diagnosis, the challenge of absorbing medical information under extreme stress, the treatment, and the emotional and physical highs and lows- each person interviewed in Telling It Like It Is has a unique and compelling story.
Liddy Clarke was diagnosed as a baby, national netballer Elissa MacLeod at 19 and Daphne Pirie at 75.
AnneMarie White interviews people fro various ethnic backgrounds and speaks with parents, grandparents, office-workers, a celebrity hairdresser, and several well-known Australians, including retired politicians Ros Kelly and Jocelyn Newman, athlete Kerryn McCann, author Susan Duncan, and former Australian of the Year Dr Fiona Stanley.
The result is a moving collection of stories that will make you cry one minute, laugh the next, but always be inspired.
All royalties from Telling It Like it Is go to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
AnneMarie White has worked in Media at many international sporting events including several Olympics, Paralympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games, and various World Championships.
She has 25 years experience in media, broadcasting, public relations and event management. As a journalist and a highly respected publicist, she has received many professional accolades fro her innovative and enthusiastic contribution including a Ministerial Award, Churchill Fellowship and most recently an Order of Australian medal.
AnneMarie is a keen sportswomen and a member of the NBCF's Speakers Bureau.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-funded national organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Since the NBCF was established in 1994, over $55 million has been awarded to Australian-based researchers across every state and territory to improve the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer.
Telling It Like It Is 23 Breast Cancer Journeys
Author: AnneMarie White