FROM THE EDITOR
When Sally Obermeder arrived at our cover shoot in Bondi, it was hard to believe she’d been through some of the toughest of times. Bursting with energy and glowing with health, her positivity is infectious.
Much has been written about the TV presenter’s battle with breast
cancer, and as she celebrates passing the five-year- clear mark, she opens up to b+s about what reaching this health milestone has meant to her and her family. She says her experience of the disease has given her a “deep, deep gratitude for every day” and describes her fear of a relapse as like “a layer cake – as the years pass, it moves from the top to a little bit underneath,
then a little further underneath so it’s not quite at the forefront of your mind.” Turn to page 4 to read more of Sally’s very honest interview.
To mark breast cancer awareness month, which kicks off next weekend, we’ve also spoken to the experts and rounded up the latest research to help you reduce your risk of developing the disease. While survival rates are
improving, an estimated 17,730 Aussies will be diagnosed and more than 3000 will die from the disease this year.
Do your bit to help fund vital research by adding a pink ribbonapproved product, from which some of the proceeds are donated to breast cancer charities, to your shopping list. We’ve rounded up our favourites on page 7 – get involved!