Cuppa for pink

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: ANGELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

FANCY A CUPPA: Kay Pike

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