GOLD COASTERS are being encouraged to wear a dash of pink this October in support of national Pink Ribbon Day.
One in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer in their lifetime. This year alone 3900 Queensland women will be diagnosed and sadly close to 800 will lose the battle against these cancers.
Pink Ribbon Day will take place on Monday, October 27 and provides an opportunity to unite in pink and show support for these women.
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Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said anyone could look pretty in pink and show their support to thousands of women and their families.
“Add a dash of pink to your home, school or workplace this October to help Cancer Council Queensland continue our important work in women’s cancer research, education and patient support programs,” Ms Clift said.
“We’re taking on women’s cancers through research, prevention, support and advocacy – you can help us take on women’s cancers too!”
This year Cancer Council aims to raise $9.47 million nationally through Pink Ribbon Day and Pink Ribbon fundraising events.
Ms Clift said locals can help Cancer council achieve this goal by purchasing an item from their new Pink Ribbon range. All money raised will go towards life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and patient support services
The 2014 merchandise includes the best-selling enamel pin ($5), pink ribbon pen ($6), stylish pink bracelet ($7), drink bottle ($10), scarf ($20), t-shirt ($25), and the cute and collectable ‘fitness’ Penny Bear ($10).
The Pink Ribbon range will be available for purchase at selected outlets* throughout October and on Pink Ribbon Day (Monday, October 27).
Want to do more? Gold Coasters are also encouraged to host a Pink Ribbon fundraiser, help sell merchandise, make a donation or V=volunteer on Pink Ribbon Day.
For more information, visit www.pinkribbon.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.