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Chimène van Oosterhout raises public awareness about cancer in the media

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The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons, and the colour pink in general, identify the wearer or promoter with the breast cancer brand and express moral support for women with breast cancer. Pink ribbons are most commonly seen during the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.


As a famous breast cancer patient, Chimène van Oosterhout has frequently been interviewed in the Dutch media to raise public awareness about this issue.


* The bold media personality appears in a video that promotes the Dutch Pink Ribbon campaign.




* The sixth episode of Chimène's documentary series "K*T Kanker" is now available on YouTube. Click here to watch it. In this episode, she explained how she underwent radiation therapy as part of her breast cancer treatment.


* Chimène in the press:

  • Last week's issue of Dutch women's magazine Vriendin including a short interview with the former Luv' singer who discussed pink ribbon and her health.


  • Interview with Chimène on the website of Dutch women's magazine Nouveau. Click here to read it.


  • Dutch local newspaper Noordhollands Dagblad published an article about Chimène on October 1st. Click here to read the article online.



  • The Autumn edition of Wendy magazine features an interview with Chimène illustrated with pictures of the beautiful celebrity showing yoga poses. Moreover, the multitalented lady writes columns about her life as a breast cancer patient for WendyOnline.nl (Wendy van Dijk's online platform specialized in women's issues). Click here to read her latest column posted on October 10th. Chimène mentioned her father, who has leukaemia.



* On October 13th, Chimène was interviewed by Quinty Trustfull on RTL 4's morning talk show "Koffietijd" to answer questions about cancer and her current health situation. The TV program drew 138.000 viewers (market share: 32%).



In addition to her activities to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chimène keeps on working on other projects. On October 8th, she took part in the MOJO conference (MObile JOurnalism) at Beeld en Geluid (The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Dutch television and radio archives located in Hilversum).



Source: Chimène van Oosterhout on social media (Facebook, Instagram and YouTube), Pink Ribbon Netherlands, Co Rnz, Official Luv' (Facebook), Nouveau, Vriendin, Noordhollands Dagblad, Koffietijd (RTL 4), SKO

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