Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

August 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

 

Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy SurvivorsGold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

 

Sassy Survivors is no ordinary support network and its members are not ordinary women. The issues faced by young women diagnosed with breast cancer are numerous and complex. Our 20’s and 30’s are supposed to a time when we focus on our careers, meet the love of our lives and maybe even start a family.

A diagnosis of breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter, changes everything. Your physical appearance is altered, your fertility is under threat and as for work … well, anyone whose endured chemotherapy will agree that it takes months, sometimes years, to get back on your feet.

All the women in Sassy Survivors have faced, or are facing, these challenges.  All our stories are different, but we share a common goal – to show the wider community that there is life after cancer and that breast cancer can affect women of any age.

 

Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy SurvivorsGold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy SurvivorsGold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors        

 

  Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy SurvivorsGold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy SurvivorsGold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

 

 

Megan Rizzo of Studio Fascino along with Bree Hayworth of Dead Gorgeous Hair & Makeup Styling have worked alongside the Sassy Survivors to record their stories. 

Please take the time to listen and watch these beautiful women as they tell their real, raw stories.

 

Click Here

https://sassysurvivors.org.auhttps://sassysurvivors.org.au

 

 

 

Sassy Survivors launches innovative website for breast cancer survivors

 

An innovative website has been developed with lifestyle advice for women of all ages living with breast cancer. The website, www.sassysurvivors.org.au  has a unique campaign that aims to show a positive side to cancer.

 

The charity has developed a hashtag #sassme and t-shirts to promote the launch of the website, and is encouraging Queenslanders to show their support by using the hashtag on social media.  

 

“‘Sass me’ is our way of saying ‘give me your best shot’ in the face of cancer,” Sassy Survivors founder and director Deb Eccleston said.

 

“Our aim is to show people that a diagnosis of cancer isn’t an immediate death sentence – with the right treatment you can overcome the disease and live a fulfilling life.

 

“Sassy Survivors is proof of that.”

 

Sassy Survivors is a sisterhood of breast cancer survivors who came together to share their knowledge, advice and inspiration for young people living with breast cancer. The website is the next step in their evolution to provide women with the advice and support they believe will help them to live positively with cancer.

 

“We wanted to create a forum where women could come and freely discuss their concerns, find information on topics relevant to them and offer hope for the future,” Deb said.

 

The website has been a labour of love and was developed after a year of fund-raising by the seven board members of this small Queensland charity. Megan Rizzo of Studio Fascino, a Photography Studio on the Gold Coast & Bree Hayward of Dead Gorgeous Hair & Makeup Styling, also on the Gold Coast, have provided their support to Sassy survivors by videoing the women’s personal journeys to share on the website.

 

Sassy Survivors was originally formed on the Gold Coast in 2010 after it was discovered there was not much relevant information and support for women under 50 living with breast cancer. With the development of the website the group is now offering an online community where people can come and chat and find support and articles on health, mind and body, no matter their age or gender.

 

“So many people are affected by breast cancer and need ongoing support and information,” Deb said.

 

“It is not only the woman diagnosed but also their direct and extended family, friends, school and work colleagues.

“It is also the case that many people are surviving longer and so living with breast cancer is the ‘new normal’ and there are many issues that arise because of this.

 

“Life doesn’t end with a breast cancer diagnosis.”

 

Sassy Survivors is a non-profit organisation and the new website has the support of the Cancer Council of Queensland and oncologist Associate Professor Dr Michael Slancar, a provider from Icon Cancer Care. Dr Slancar will be delivering regular video updates and the opportunity for people to ask him specific questions via a live chat forum.

 

Website: www.sassysurvivors.org.au

Facebook: SassySurvivors

Instagram: @sassysurvivors

Email: hello@sassysurvivors.org.au

 


Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

 

Studio Fascino continues to support Sassy survivors with an Event "The Great Vintage Clear Out".

 

Gold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy SurvivorsGold Coast Photographer Supports Sassy Survivors

 

Vintage and vintage inspired clothing, accessories, homewares and more!! All priced stupidly low so we don't have to take anything back home again...it's all gotta GO!!! 
 

Got stuff to sell too? Contact Megan Rizzo, Tiffany Harris or Bree Hayworth to organise a space for you to sell your vintage/vintage inspired goodies too. Please include a description of the type of things you wish to sell. Stall cost is just $10 of which 100% will be donated to Sassy Survivors who do incredible work supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

Click here for event details and to book your space.

 


 

Studio Fascino is a full service Photographic Studio located in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Australia and is owned and run by Megan Rizzo APP AIPP, an Award Winning AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer.

 

Megan specialises in Professional Portrait Photography, photographing every day people, like you, creating high-end imagery to ensure you capture your individuality & the most precious people in your life. Megan shoots for both her Glamour Photography & Boudoir Photography clients, to studio Portrait sessions shot in classic Black & White to Fashion Photography, Corporate Branding Head-shots, & Commercial Photography. 

 

 

Megan first entered the world of Photography in 1989 when, as a young girl from Country New South Wales, she was entranced by the pungent vapours of the Local Newspaper Darkroom during her year 10 work experience at the Norther Daily Leader in Tamworth.  

 

She then dabbled in photography for many years part time and finally dived in full time in 2010  after going back to Photography school and relighting her passion. 

 

Megan Rizzo is now the owner of Studio Fascino and is a Multi International & National Award Winning Portrait and Fine Art Photographer who runs her successful portrait studio from Burleigh Heads on the beautiful Gold Coast.

 

About Megan’s Work

 

The devil is definitely in the detail, and the images created are more than one dimensional.

 

Her keen eye for detail and her artistic ability allows her to capture the complex story of her subject, leaving the viewer with a very personalised reaction to her work.

 

At face value, the images are truly beautiful works of art, but they are so much more.  The story behind the smile, the lighting, the background, the props, the look in the subjects eyes, poses more questions than answers, taking people on an intimate journey.

 

Megan intuitively reads her subjects,  teasing out  their stories, bringing her own personality and experiences, both good and bad, to capture a moment in time in its rawest form. A truly empowering experience for her clients.

 

Great Fashion & Glamour Photography Requires Connection

 

Building a level of trust between the photographer and subject is crucial, and Megan's warmth, patience, empathy, humour and creativity creates a safe haven for her subject to feel at ease.  Her repeat customers can testify to this.

 

Megan’s energy and dedication to her profession has seen her photographic repertoire expand and become an International and National, multi-award winning professional photographer of the Gold Coast. Who is an Accredited Associate member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), and a well respected figure of the Photographic Community world wide.

 

Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast at Burleigh Heads, Megan would be delighted to welcome you into her creative studio to discuss your individual Glamour, Fashion &  Creative photography requirements. Megan is passionate about the Printed Image and has a range of luxurious options for the presentation of your images.

 

Beautiful, Professional Portraits for your home or the corporate world alike, Megan's photographic works of art are sure to bring some vibrant conversation to the room.

 

Please email all enquiries to Megan - hello@studiofascino.com 

M: 0430 156 333

P: +61 7 5659 2262

F: www.facebook.com/studiofascino

I: www.instagram.com/studiofascino

W: www.studiofascino.com

 

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