Chemist turns pink to help cancer sufferers
CANCER Council Queensland celebrated all things pink on Friday to launch Pink Ribbon Day in Bundaberg.
The Pink Ribbon Day launch, held at Terry White Chemist at Hinkler Central from 10am, had Cancer Council Queensland staff and volunteers join Terry White staff to give the shopping centre a pink makeover, and hand out pink goodie bags to shoppers.
Bundaberg locals are encouraged to unite in pink this month and help the one in six Queensland women diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Terry White Chemist manager Tania Dinsey said the team was excited to turn pink once again.
"At the chemist we see a lot of people who have been affected by cancer and what they go through, and we each have family or friends who have had cancer, so it is a cause close to our hearts," Ms Dinsey said.
Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising officer Tunja Cottier said those who took part in pink fundraising supported more than 3900 Queensland women who would be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer this year.
"It's time for us to unite in the fight, don a bit of pink, and get serious about raising awareness of women's cancers," Ms Cottier said.
"All funds raised support our vital work each year in women's cancer research, education and support programs."
More information is available via www.pinkribbon.com.au or 1300 656585.