Tickled pink Cancer Council volunteers Kathy Derrett and Meg O’Hara in the mood to mark Pink Ribbon Day.
Tickled pink Cancer Council volunteers Kathy Derrett and Meg O’Hara in the mood to mark Pink Ribbon Day. Trevor Veale

Think pink to raise cancer funds

DRESS in pink today or buy a pink ribbon and pin it on because today is Pink Ribbon Day, the annual Cancer Council fundraiser for breast cancer research, information and support services.

For anyone who has not already bought pink ribbon merchandise, there are both volunteer-run stalls and national retailers selling today.

Volunteers will be selling merchandise at Centro Toormina, Coffs Harbour Health Campus, outside Westpac Bank in Coffs Harbour and at Nambucca Plaza.

Cancer Council pink ribbons and merchandise is available to buy online at pinkribbonday–.com.au or at our national retailers Amcal, Autograph, BeMe, Best & Less, Crossroads, Curves, Millers, Rockmans and Wombat.

One in nine Australian women is expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85. Chances are you already know many women who will learn they have breast cancer during your lifetime.

Coffs Coast has many sufferers and survivors of breast cancer.

“Each year around 209 women on the Mid North Coast are diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Cancer Council community relations coordinator Ruth Gollan. “Improved treatment and population screening has led to a decline in breast cancer mortality rates, with the five-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in NSW now at 88 per cent.”

Pink Ribbon Day events and merchandise are hoped to raise more than $100,000 on the Mid North Coast.



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