BURLEIGH Heads locals enjoyed a delicious breakfast for a good cause on Monday, gathering to raise much needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Throughout October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, Burleigh In Pink hosted a range of events to raise awareness for the cancer that claims the lives of mums, sisters and daughters every day.
Businesses in the suburb also got in on the action, decorating their shops in pink for the ‘Best Dressed Window Competition’ proudly supported by Mortgage Choice.
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Zeta Thomas, Chairperson of Burleigh In Pink, said money raised from the month-long events was a testament to the Burleigh community. “I am very pleased with the money raised for Burleigh in Pink 2015, Ms Thomas said. Overall, 458 guests attended the five functions raising close to $28,000. This will take the total raised since the inception of Burleigh In Pink in 2009 to $200,000.00.
“It has always been our wish that the money we raise goes towards research, thereby funding the very best Breast Cancer Research in Australia and moving towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
“I would like to thank the community of Burleigh Heads for their continued support of Burleigh In Pink, Mortgage Choice for their sponsorship of the Best Dressed Window Competition and thank you also to Hot Tomato for their involvement with the judging of the windows and announcing the winners at the Pink Ribbon Breakfast on Monday. It is for a wonderful cause.”
A gala dinner will be held at The Fish House tonight, concluding the wonderful month of events.
For more information on Burleigh in Pink, visit www.burleighinpink.org.