Each year over 13,500 Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s one of the most common cancers. Survival rates are growing due to earlier detection and better treatment but we still have a long way to go.
This is why Australians come together on Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day, Monday 22 October, to show their support for the one in eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.
“A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a traumatic experience that can severely disrupt a woman’s family and working life, however outcomes are improving,” said Cancer Council Australia’s CEO Professor Ian Olver.
“By participating in Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day, the public can help us provide support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer, along with research into potential new treatments and prevention measures.”
In 2012, Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day aims to raise over $5million. Funds raised go to vital breast cancer research, prevention programs and support services such as Cancer Council Helpline, 13 11 20**.
There are plenty of ways you can get involved and show how much you (heart) pink this October. Why not:
- ORDER Pink Ribbon Day merchandise to sell to friends, family or colleagues
- BUY Pink Ribbon Day merchandise from any of our national supporting outlets or on the day itself
- REGISTER to volunteer on Pink Ribbon Day by selling merchandise or assist with event administration
- DONATE by visiting www.pinkribbonday.com.au, phone 1300 65 65 85* or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/pinkribbonday
- HOLD a Pink Ribbon Fundraiser at work or school – it can be as simple or creative as you like
**Local call cost anywhere in Australia (mobiles excluded)