Friday, 24 October 2014
Cancer Council Western Australia is urging West Australians to get behind the annual Pink Ribbon Day street appeal and turn WA pink today.
This year Cancer Council WA aims to raise $740,000 through Pink Ribbon Day, Girls’ Night In and Pink Ribbon fundraisers to help those affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer.
Cancer Council Chief Executive Officer Susan Rooney says the Pink Ribbon Day street appeal plays a vital role in helping to fund support services for those affected by these cancers along with funding research and prevention measures.
“Supporting this appeal will not only help in the fight against these cancers but it’s an important way of showing each of those women we care,” Ms Rooney said.
In WA more than 1,800 women-specific cancers, such as ovarian, breast and uterine cancer are diagnosed each year.
“Unfortunately breast and gynaecological cancers touch everyone’s life in one form or another, either directly or through the experience of family and friends,” Ms Rooney said.
“Supporting this event means you will be making a real difference to the thousands of women affected by cancer each year, by helping us to fund research, prevention, and support services we provide for women with cancer.”
Volunteers will be manning fundraising stalls across the city centre and shopping centres throughout the metropolitan and regional area.
The pink ribbon is the international symbol of support and recognition for women affected by breast cancer across the globe.