PINK Ribbon Day is fast approaching and Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Gold Coasters to get involved this year.
The charity is hoping locals will lend their support by volunteering a little of their spare time to unite in pink to honour women who have been touched by breast and gynaecological cancer.
Nearly 44,000 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of women’s cancer in the past 25 years, and at least 10 Queensland women will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer today alone.
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On the Gold Coast alone, around 3426 people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and around 1087 will die from the disease.
Cancer Council Queensland Regional Fundraising Coordinator Lyn Mitchell said anyone could support women impacted by cancer by volunteering a few hours of their time to sell Pink merchandise throughout the Gold Coast from Thursday, October 24 to Friday, October 25.
“Pink Ribbon Day sites will be set up at a number of locations across the Gold Coast and we need more volunteers to come on board to make the day a success,” Ms Mitchell said.
[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Gold Coast Pink Ribbon Day sites needing volunteers:
Stockland Burleigh Heads
“Various volunteer sites will operate throughout the month, so we have plenty of time for people to take part whenever they have a few spare hours.
“All funds raised support Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work each year in women’s cancer research, education and support programs.
“We love to band together for a good cause, so unite in the fight with us this Pink Ribbon Day – while you’re at it, take the opportunity to reach out to your loved ones and ask about their health, encourage them to get screened, lend a helping hand or simply be there to listen.”
This year Cancer Council Queensland aims to raise $2.35 million through Pink Ribbon Day and Pink Ribbon Fundraising Events.
Pink Ribbon Day is on Monday October 27. For more information visit pinkribbon.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.