Georgia Love has taken to Instagram to express her gratitude towards friends, family and fans following the death of her mother Belinda Love, and to call for an increased awareness of pancreatic cancer.

The former The Bachelorette star wrote she is “so overwhelmed by the huge outpouring of love, support and condolences from all over the world since announcing the devastating news of my beautiful mum’s passing.

I’m absolutely amazed by the number of messages I’ve received from others who’ve been through or are going through the same heartbreak, let alone from those who are just sending well wishes. Thank you to every single person who has shared even a single thought for me and my family.”

Love also used the heartfelt post to draw attention to pancreatic cancer, which her mother suffered from. She wrote “this is an absolutely awful time in our lives and we know the hurt will continue for a long time. But one thing my mum taught me was to believe in paying it forward and that from every negative can come even the slightest positive.

So I hope my family’s gut wrenching loss can create some awareness of the brutal disease that is pancreatic cancer and hopefully do some good in helping to find a cure.”

She highlighted the fact November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and encouraged readers to hike on over to the Pancare site to donate with the goal of supporting carers and families of those with the disease.

Her post concluded with a reference to the stunning 7% survival rate for those diagnosed with the cancer. According to Pancare, that equates to a full 2,823 Aussies dying of the disease every year.

Love suggested if you’re keen to make a contribution to help lower that terrible number, you can pick up a purple ribbon or wristband through Pancare itself.

 

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If you’re looking to learn more about pancreatic cancer, you can check out some important info right here at the Pancare site.

Source and photo: Georgia Love / Instagram.