Entertainer and writer Em Rusciano will host the Shepparton News Pink Ribbon Brunch.
Awave of women in pink will converge on Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre on Sunday, October 25 to attend the ninth
Shepparton News Pink Ribbon Brunch. More than 700 women and a handful of men will gather for a morning of fun and entertainment while raising awareness and funds for cancer research.
Shepparton News Pink Ribbon Brunch coordinator Karen Gill said the event had grown over time from a small breakfast of 60 to a brunch of more than 700 guests, with this year’s event selling out in about half an hour. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has been the beneficiary, with the proceeds of the past eight years being more than $256 000 and last year’s fundraising totalling a record $65 150. Comedian Em Rusciano will entertain the women in pink with her bubbly personality and humour as this year’s MC and is proudly brought to the brunch by Goulburn Valley Imaging Group. This year’s guest speaker is local business woman Liz Ainsworth, the founder and director of LA Vision Advertising Agency. Liz will share her experience of living with cancer. Upon arrival the 732 brunch guests will be greeted with a glass of bubbles and pop-up displays from Fernwood gym, Stephens Jewellers, Shepparton Soroptimists, two Happy Snaps photo booths, a pink ribbon merchandise table, and more. More than 60 raffle prizes have been contributed from local retail and services businesses, as well as three items up for grabs in a silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by Nigel Parsons. The event’s patrons include
Stephens Jewellers and Pandora, Pental Products, Peter Copulos and family, Goulburn Valley Imaging Group, Coles, Jill and Bernard Hayes from Eastbank Food, and major sponsors Griffiths Goodall Insurance and Fernwood Shepparton. Following the brunch the fun will continue at the Aussie Hotel with the public welcome to join in. Brunch guests may present their ticket to receive another glass of bubbles, with platters of nibbles available for purchase. Those not attending the brunch who still wish to make a contribution can make donations to Pink Ribbon Brunch fundraising effort at the
offices on Melbourne Rd.