Sea of pink for an­nual brekkie

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De­niliquin Sorop­ti­mists’ 10th an­nual Pink Break­fast raised more than $1200 for the Mc­Grath Foun­da­tion’s breast can­cer cam­paign on Satur­day morn­ing.

Sorop­ti­mist pres­i­dent Pam Ward said there was gen­er­ous sup­port from the 75 peo­ple who at­tended the break­fast at the De­niliquin RSL Club, as well as donors and spon­sors.

Mrs Ward said guests em­braced the ‘think pink’ theme for the morn­ing and ‘‘got into the spirit’’.

‘‘It was an ex­cel­lent morn­ing, and ev­ery­one had a re­ally good time,’’ Mrs Ward said.

‘‘We had 18 raf­fle prizes do­nated and peo­ple were also mak­ing cash do­na­tions. The De­niliquin RSL Club sup­ported us with this fundraiser again.

‘‘All prof­its will go the Mc­Grath Foun­da­tion.’’

The Mc­Grath Foun­da­tion aims to make life eas­ier for in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies ex­pe­ri­enc­ing breast can­cer.

Money do­nated to and raised by the foun­da­tion al­lows for the place­ment of spe­cial­ist Mc­Grath Breast Care Nurses wher­ever they're needed, and to make breast health un­der­stand­ing a pri­or­ity.

Mrs Ward said as part of that ed­u­ca­tion el­e­ment, the guest speaker at Satur­day’s break­fast was De­niliquin oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist and men­tal health coun­sel­lor Lourene Lieben­berg.

‘‘Lourene touched on the men­tal health as­pects of a breast can­cer di­ag­noses, not only for the suf­ferer but also their friends and fam­ily. ‘‘It was an in­for­ma­tive talk.’’ To add to the fun of the break­fast, prizes were awarded for the best cos­tumes. Anne Sin­clair was named best dressed, and Chris McKen­zie and Rachelle Austin were also hon­oured for go­ing all out and don­ning bright pink wigs.

The Sorop­ti­mist Club now turns its at­ten­tions to its next aware­ness cam­paign, which aims to shine the spot­light on stop­ping do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

In con­junc­tion with the Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Li­ai­son Com­mit­tee, the Sorop­ti­mists will host a ‘Walk a mile in her shoes’ event on Satur­day, Novem­ber 25.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly men, are asked to join the short walk from the De­niliquin skate park through the CBD to the War­ing Gar­dens, wear­ing or car­ry­ing a pair of women’s shoes.

The walk co­in­cides with White Rib­bon Day and will be­gin from the skate park at 10.30am.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the walk and how you or your busi­ness can get in­volved, con­tact Sorop­ti­mist Rose Chick on 0447 993 346.

RIGHT: (From left) Ja­nis Knipe, Adrienne Holobowski, Ka­t­rina Knuckey, Te­meka Macdon­ald and Tania White all added a splash of pink to their out­fits for the an­nual Pink Break­fast.

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