Tragically, there are around 4600 Queensland women diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer each year.
This heart-breaking statistic is the powerful reason behind why Queenslanders will come together on Pink Ribbon Day, October 28, to show their support and raise awareness.
By participating in events like Pink Ribbon Day and raising funds the public can help Cancer Council Queensland provide support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by women’s cancers, along with research into potential new treatments and prevention measures.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan encouraged Queenslanders to throw their support behind Pink Ribbon Day by purchasing pink merchandise or hosting a Pink fundraiser.
“Pink Ribbon Day is the perfect opportunity to get together, host a pink-themed fundraiser and talk about women’s health,” Ms McMillan said.
“People can also support the cause through purchasing Cancer Council Queensland’s Pink Ribbon merchandise or donating online.
“A simple Pink Ribbon pin, bangle, or pen may not seem like much, but each and every dollar donated through merchandise sales contributes to the larger goal – eradicating women’s cancers.”
To get involved with Pink Ribbon, or find out more information, please visit, https://www.doitforcancer.com.au/ways-to-do-it/host-a-pink-fundraiser. Those who register will receive a free host kit.
For Pink Ribbon merchandise, please visit, https://pinkribbon.cancerqld.org.au/. Queenslanders also have the option to purchase merchandise packs to sell at their school or workplace to help raise valuable funds for women’s cancers.
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, please visit, cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20 for information and support.
Ways you can get involved:
• ORDER Pink Ribbon Day merchandise to sell to friends, family or colleagues
• BUY Pink Ribbon Day merchandise from any of our national supporting outlets
• REGISTER to host a Pink fundraiser
• DONATE online
For more information, please contact:
Brianna Burraston, Public Relations Coordinator, Cancer Council Queensland
Ph: (07) 3634 5308 or 0428 580 363