A large crowd raised more than $33,000 at Sunday’s Pink Silks race meeting.
A large crowd raised more than $33,000 at Sunday’s Pink Silks race meeting. Bruce Thomas

Pink Silks raises over $30,000

THE fundraising books have been reconciled and Coffs Harbour Racing Club is pleased to reveal the annual Pink Silks Ladies Day has been another resounding success.

Last Sunday’s event added more than $30,000 to the rapidly increasing total of benefits to the community.

Along with the annual carnival, Pink Silks has become a highlight on the calendar as the racing club strives to improve awareness of local women’s health issues, raise much-needed funds for local organisations, and support breast cancer research.

The community again showed their unanimous support of the venture with 1500 people attending.

“This was the fifth year we’ve used this fun family race day to raise awareness and funding,” club CEO Russ Atkinson said.

“The previous four events generated nearly $135,000 and this year raised a further $33,073.

“Once again the wonderful success of this event is primarily due to the generous support of the day’s sponsors and the local community.

“Funds raised this year will grant funds for the awareness, support and services to assist ongoing breast cancer research.”

Atkinson paid tribute to the Pink Silks Committee for their tireless work to set up the event.

Beneficiaries for 2011 will be the National Breast Cancer Foundation, North Coast Cancer Institute (NCCI) – for head and neck cancer, Palliative Care Service CHHC, Coffs Harbour Sexual Health Unit and Coffs Harbour Regional Cancer Services.



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