Community Heroes
Community Heroes
Nov 27, 2020
#36 | Delivering products & support for Breast Cancer Warrior's with Katrina Houghton
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Driven by ambition and motivation Katrina Houghton has exceeded expectations academically and through her sporting career. A skilled and passionate public service professional with over 10 years experience at Manager and Director levels. She has also represented Australia in Junior Hockey.

In 2018 Kat’s world fell apart when Kat was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer at just 37. She had 3 cancerous lesions in my right breast and after further scans, found that the cancer had also travelled to her lymph nodes.

Katrina immediately put her full time job as an economist on hold and started a cancer management journey which included 16 rounds of chemo, double mastectomy, 25 rounds of radiation, and 18 weeks of herceptin.

During Kats cancer journey she decided it was important to use her skills and experience to help fellow cancer warriors.  This kickstarted the  Know Your Knockers Breast Cancer Pocket Guide, which provides lots of content and information on products and services available for patients.  She then started to design and manufacture her own range of pocketed fashion. Utilizing the talents of a local designer they set the sights on producing and showcasing Australian made products. They are determined to ensure delivery of amazing products to all of the beautiful women that have been touched by this disease!


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