Cancer Council Queensland is calling on all Queenslanders to wear a dash of pink this October in support of national Pink Ribbon Day.
This year in Queensland, around 3900 women will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer, and around 800 will die from these women’s cancers.
Pink Ribbon Day (Monday, October 27) provides an opportunity to unite in pink and show support for the one in six Queensland women who will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer in their lifetime.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said anyone could look pretty in pink and show their support to thousands of women and their families by purchasing an item from Cancer Council’s new Pink Ribbon range.
“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!”
The 2014 merchandise range 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).
By purchasing an item from Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon range you will help fund life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and patient support services.
This year Cancer Council aims to raise $9.47 million nationally through Pink Ribbon Day and Pink Ribbon fundraising events.
Getting involved is easy. You can purchase an item from the Pink Ribbon range at selected outlets* throughout October and on Pink Ribbon Day (Monday, October 27) at a number of sites near your local shopping area, train and bus stations and other major locations.
Want to do more? There are so many ways you can get involved to support those affected by women’s cancers:
- Host a Pink Ribbon fundraiser
- Buy* or sell merchandise
- Make a donation
- Volunteer on Pink Ribbon Day (Monday, October 27).
Unite in pink this October – register to host a fundraiser, volunteer, donate or help out on the day. Simply visit www.pinkribbon.com.au, find us at www.facebook.com/pinkribbonday or call our Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.
*Buy your official pink ribbon merchandise from national supporting outlets including: Amcal, CENTURY 21, New Balance, Thomas Sabo and W Lane. All merchandise kindly distributed by our friends at Toll. You can also support Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon corporate partners by buying Woolworths Pink Ribbon Bouquets, New Balance Pink Ribbon runners and apparel, Vanish Napisan, Finish dishwashing tabs, Caredent pink ribbon toothbrushes, Sealy posturepedic limited edition beds and Curves fitness memberships.
For interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland
P. (07) 3634 5372 M. 0409 001 171
For more information or high res images, please contact:
Kim Ryan, Senior Media Advisor, Cancer Council Queensland
P. (07) 3634 5239