$3500 raised for fight against cancer
Paraburdoo went pink last month as the close-knit community raised more than $3500 for the Cancer Council.
Through October, the Paraburdoo Craft House ladies sold raffle tickets and hosted a bake sale to raise more than $1000, while the Paraburdoo Riders Association and Paraburdoo Inn patrons also put together $500 each.
The funds were all tallied at the inaugural Paraburdoo Pink Ribbon Dinner night, which was attended by about 60 women.
Dinner co-ordinator Anna Oakley said Pink Ribbon fundraising activities increased awareness of women’s cancers and supported an estimated 18,715 women who would be diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer this year.
“Every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer,” she said.
“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.
“It’s a frightening statistic, but one that can change through the efforts of community and business groups.
“Many of us in Paraburdoo have friends or family who are battling or who have battled cancer recently, so we wanted to do something about it and show them that we are … by their side.”
Every October, Australians show their support for the Cancer Council through Pink Ribbon fundraising events.
The organisation aims to raise $7.2 million through Pink Ribbon fundraisers this year.
The Paraburdoo Riders Association chipped in with $500 for the Cancer Council.