Sue Gregan is someone who always tries to look on the bright side of life.
Not even breast cancer could stop her sparkling personality from shining through.
Her attitude, positivity and inspirational personality meant she was the perfect person to be the Shoalhaven Goes Gold ambassador.
The group is raising funds for the Nowra and Milton based cancer care centres.
Sue wants to support the Shoalhaven cancer care centres because she feels "blessed" that her treatment was local.
She had all her treatment [chemo and radiation] at the Nowra centre and now it's her time to give something back.
"The centre was absolutely fantastic," she said
"I was blessed to be able to go there because some poor people have to go to Wollongong and be driven by a bus."
The ambassador said such trips can be draining on the person facing their cancer battle.
Sue said the staff at the local centre made her feel "very comfortable" when she was faced with a daunting situation.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago which also required a mastectomy.
"I lost my hair - I lost everything," she said.
However, she did not lose her life and her involvement with Shoalhaven Goes Gold is now one of her passions.
"I am happy to give back and it has given me something to blog about," she said.
She looks for "all things gold" to blog about.
"I look for positive posts and I look for cancer posts," she said.
Shoalhaven Goes Gold is not just about breast cancer - it's about every cancer.
The group has two Facebook pages - Shoalhaven Goes Gold and Shoalhaven Goes Gold Activities where you can head for more information which includes getting tickets for their various events.
You will get to meet Sue at the events.
"I am now looking beyond my picture of pink [the colour for breast cancer] and looking for something gold," she said
She likes bright colours - gold and pink which goes with her personality.
"I am bright - very bright," she said
As she blogs, Sue is looking for ways to help and support others with cancer.
She likes to start the morning off on a happy/positive note.
"If you are not positive you feel down - cancer is bad enough," she said
Her husband John had a stroke when he was just 50 years of age and struggled for the rest of his life - so Sue knows all about facing life's hardships.
John Gregan then got cancer as well - he only lasted 42 days.
"We burnt the candle at both ends - we had a good life and a good time," she said.
The now 70-year-old sadly said many other family members had their own cancer battles as well.
"Nobody talked about it back then - but I am like this is me - here I am," she explained about her approach to beating cancer and being prepared to talk about it.
"I had to get up and get on with it - there was no other choice," she said.
Sue was lucky she got a lot of support from her friends and extended family members.
"We are all trying to be positive because the doom and gloom of COVID have nearly killed us all," she said.
Suzanne Hammond-Warne, who started Shoalhaven Goes Gold, approached Sue to be the fundraising initiative's ambassador.
Suzanne said Sue was just the most positive person.
"She [Sue] sends out messages of hope to other people, which is what she does all the time - she is a blossom," Suzanne said.
Sue did baulk slightly when asked about becoming ambassador but she is with a doubt the right person for the job.
Sue remembers her time at the centre with many younger people - she tried to brighten their lives.
She passed all her bright scarves and outfits to others with cancer.
The Shoalhaven Goes Gold committee would love to see as many people as possible attend the group's upcoming fundraising events.
"I think everyone in the Shoalhaven needs to support these events because looking at the breast cancer statistics alone shows one in eight people now are diagnosed with breast cancer," she said.
"Everybody knows somebody. If it's not you or your wife or a family member it's your outside family [workmates friends] who will get it."
Sue said breast cancer and all other cancers do not discriminate - anyone no matter age, sex or race can get it.
"It [cancer] is just ticking away," she said.