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Tie into a Pink Ribbon Day event

Promoting Pink Ribbon Day for the Cancer council are (from left) volunteers Barry Blamire, Lilly Li and Jennifer Lock.
Promoting Pink Ribbon Day for the Cancer council are (from left) volunteers Barry Blamire, Lilly Li and Jennifer Lock. Trevor Veale/The Coffs Coast Adv

PINK is the colour de jour this month as the Cancer Council ramps up awareness of breast cancer.

Friday, October 19, is Pink Ribbon Day, and the call has gone out for volunteers to help show support for the one in nine women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Locally, 80 volunteers are needed to run 17 sites designed to raise awareness and funds.

Cancer Council Community Relations Co-ordinator Ruth Gollan said the Mid North Coast target was $125,000.

"On the Mid North Coast it is estimated that 207 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, with 41 sadly losing their lives to the disease," Ms Gollan said.

"Funds from our Pink Ribbon Day help us run education programs, world-class breast cancer research and support services such as the free Cancer Council helpline (131120).

"By volunteering, locals can help raise funds for these vital services, and best of all support the only charity that supports women through the entire breast cancer journey."

To get involved in Pink Ribbon Day:

  • Volunteer by calling Ruth Gollan on 66598403
  • Order Pink Ribbon merchandise
  • Buy Pink Ribbon merchandise
  • Hold a Pink Day at work or school
  • Make a donation.
  • Go to www.pinkribbonday.com.au for all the details

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