Cuppa for pink
LOCAL volunteers are getting behind Breast Cancer Awareness Week and the up-coming Pink Ribbon Day to raise awareness and funds to support those with breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time to raise awareness of the impact it has on women and their families, considering 41 women in Australia are diagnosed with the cancer every day.
The Mossman Port Douglas branch of the Cancer Council Queensland has placed displays and Pink Ribbon boxes across the region, so people can show their support by purchasing a ribbon, pen, or other products to help raise money.
And on Wednesday October 16, 50 cents from every cup of coffee purchased at the Coffee Club in Port Douglas will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Appeal, organised by Pink Ribbon Day coordinator and volunteer Kay Pike.
‘‘There are a lot of Pink Ribbon boxes around town in Mossman, at the Coffee Club in Port Douglas and even up at the Mossman Gorge Centre and we will be selling them at both markets,’’ she said.
‘‘ Money raised will go to research, prevention, education and support services for people with it and their carers.
‘‘This year it is not just about breast cancer but also gynaecological cancer - 400 Queensland woman were diagnosed with either breast or gynaecological cancer just this year.’’
The Cancer Council Queensland Mossman Port Douglas Branch meet up every third Tuesday of the month at the Mossman Hospital meeting room from 6pm and are encouraging more people to get involved - men and women are always welcome to volunteer.
For more information on fundraising for Pink Ribbon Appeal, go to www.pinkribbonday.com.au or pop in to your local stores or market and purchase a pink ribbon and show your support.
FANCY A CUPPA: Kay Pike