Pink pledge for a cause

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Lo­cal real es­tate agent Richard Naulls is go­ing all out in pink to raise money for this year’s Mother’s Day Clas­sic.

Mr Naulls and his Ray White Kar­ratha team will work with lo­cal busi­nesses and host fundrais­ing events in the hope of rais­ing $10,000 for breast can­cer re­search.

The Ray White Kar­ratha team have al­ready raised more than $3000, with Mr Naulls pledg­ing to dye his hair bright pink when funds hit $5000.

His pink locks will be styled into a a mo­hawk if funds hit $7500 and if $10,000 is raised, he will run the 4km Mother’s Day Clas­sic in a bright pink morph suit.

Mr Naulls’ ded­i­ca­tion to the cause came af­ter his wife was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer.

“My wife Narelle was di­ag­nosed nine years ago at 36 with two young chil­dren and un­for­tu­nately, her mum was di­ag­nosed late last year,” he said.

“Me colour­ing my hair pink or run­ning in a pink morph suit is the least I can do for not only two women I love and ad­mire greatly, but to help other women and their part­ners be aware of breast can­cer.”

Ev­ery Tues­day in April, YoGetIt will do­nate $1 from ev­ery frozen yo­ghurt sold to the Ray White team.

Two char­ity car washes were also or­gan­ised, with the first con­tribut­ing $1000 to the cause, and an­other to be held out­side the Ray White of­fices on Satur­day, April 30.

On Satur­day from noon-5pm at the Tam­brey bot­tle shop, there will be a sausage siz­zle, and on May 5 at Kar­ratha City shop­ping cen­tre, Mr Naulls will dye his hair and con­duct a vir­tual bike ride.

“We are so for­tu­nate that the com­mu­nity of Kar­ratha are so sup­port­ive of us and this cause,” he said.

The Mother’s Day Clas­sic is a walk and fun run held an­nu­ally on Mother’s Day to raise funds for the Na­tional Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

Pil­bara towns host­ing the event are Kar­ratha, Tom Price and Pan­na­won­ica.

Pic­ture: Richard Nualls

Richard Naulls will dye his hair pink again for breast can­cer re­search.

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