Monday 22 October is Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day – a day when Australians can come together to show their support for the one in eight Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.
Each year in Australia, around 13,500 women are affected by breast cancer, with nearly 2,700 women tragically losing their lives to this terrible disease. It’s one of the most common cancers.
This October, Cancer Council aims to raise over $5 million nationally to continue to help fund vital breast cancer research, prevention programs and support services such as the Cancer Council Helpline –
13 11 20*.
Show your true colours and buy from the pink box.
Who: Anyone who wants to help beat breast cancer in their community.
When: The official date is Monday 22nd October but merchandise will be on sale throughout October.
How: Getting involved is easy. Register to volunteer, order a merchandise box, hold a pink ribbon fundraiser or donate by visiting www.pinkribbonday.com.au, phone 1300 65 65 85 or find us at Facebook.com/pinkribbonday.
Where: Pink Ribbon Day merchandise will be available from national supporting outlets including Amcal, Autograph, BeMe, Best & Less, Caltex, Centrelink, Crossroads, Curves, Fernwood Fitness, Medicare, Millers, New Balance, Rockmans, Telstra and W Lane.
There are also a range of corporate supporters helping to raise funds and awareness such as:
- Curves, who will waive their service fee from 15-31 October with a donation to a breast cancer charity or proof of a recent mammogram;
- Woolworths, who will donate from the sale of pink ribbon floral bouquets and arrangements;
- New Balance, who will continue to donate from the sale of Pink Ribbon runners and apparel;
- Australian Mushroom Growers Association, who will donate from the sales of mushrooms from pink boxes; and
- Vanish Napisan, who will be donating 35c per 1kg of Vanish Napisan Oxiaction 1kg sold at Woolworths from 3rd-30th October
*Local call cost anywhere in Australia (mobiles excluded)