Sweet Louise Member Claire McLintock has produced a limited-edition range of t-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month featuring the slogans ‘F*** Cancer’ and ‘Don’t Delay Fun’. All proceeds go directly to support Sweet Louise!
“My name is Claire and I am one of the 350 New Zealanders each year who has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
“Living with a diagnosis of incurable cancer is hard. At times I feel very frightened and alone. The diagnosis changes the equilibrium of living with a vague certainty of death to living with absolute certainty of death. You lose the opportunity to live life with the illusion that it won’t happen to you.
“A diagnosis of incurable cancer takes you from living life in the uncertain certainty of your own death to the certain certainty that it will happen; you lose the luxury of pretending you have all the time in the world.
“It is not surprising that sometimes you want to respond by cursing and swearing because it seems so brutally unfair. “F*** CANCER” is an honest response to this situation and the phrase “DON’T DELAY FUN” takes on new meaning.
“I am so happy to have worked with my husband, artist John Reynolds and friends Chris and Helen Cherry from Workshop on this project. Proceeds from sale of the T-shirts will go directly to support Sweet Louise, an NZ non-profit foundation for people with advanced breast cancer.
“We hope people will wear these F*** CANCER and DON’T DELAY FUN T-shirts with pride knowing that they are supporting a fantastic charity that walks alongside people with incurable breast cancer.”