During 2010, some 1.5 million people were diagnosed with breast cancer. The highest incidence rates were recorded in America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Karen Willis, business partner at Sharing Bali, a health retreat located in Ubud, a town on the island of Bali, has joined Bali Pink Ribbon.
“Bali Pink Ribbon has only recently joined the international challenge of raising breast cancer awareness,” said Willis. “There is a long journey ahead here in Bali. However, by making donations and participating in the walk, we know that we have created retreats that not only help you with your fitness, but also make a difference.”
The 2012 Bali Pink Ribbon challenge retreats hosted by Sharing Bali will be run on May the 21st and 27th and are priced at $1650 per person. This fee includes all accommodation and meals over the duration of the retreat, and programs activities. As well as transfers to and from the retreat, entry fee, t-shirt, and memento for the Bali Pink Ribbon Walk, and the celebration festivities after the event. However, the fee does not cover the group dinner on May the 26th or the accommodation at the beach hotel for this night. $200 per guest will be donated to the Bali Pink Ribbon cause and Karen is also encouraging individual fundraising to increase the monies raised.
“The highest fundraiser will be rewarded with a deluxe hotel stay compliments of the Aston Bali Resort and Spa,” said Willis. “This prize includes 1 night stay at the Aston, in a deluxe room with a buffet breakfast for 2, and free use of the fitness centre and steam room.”
Karen has teamed up with Jo Sharp, owner of Sharp Moves retreats in Bali, and the women are in search of Bidadari Angels to help them in their endeavour.
“Jo and I have been very inspired by Bidadari, an ancient tale my husband, Wayan, described to me many years ago,” said Willis. “These women were beautiful, golden skinned, and spirited. They inspired happiness and the word “Bidadari” literally means angel. So, we are in search of Bidadari Angels out there to come and join us for a couple of weeks of fun filled, fat melting retreat that will be good for the body, mind, and soul.”