Spring into ac­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - Denise S. Cahill

MAL­COLM Day did not know any­one who had bat­tled breast can­cer be­fore he be­came chair­man of Breast Can­cer Care WA (BCCWA) in 2004.

“Since then, I’ve had fam­ily and friends touched by breast can­cer and un­for­tu­nately some haven’t made it through the jour­ney,” Mr Day said.

The Kings Park res­i­dent and part­ner So­phie Ker­ri­gan are frock­ing up for the not-for-profit group’s an­nual Spring Day at the Races which will be sup­ported by Perth fash­ion la­bels Jonte, Halo the La­bel, Keiko Uno and Jes­sica Bratich.

Ms Ker­ri­gan will pam­per guests with Ar­bonne prod­ucts on the day, with 35 per cent of make-up sales go­ing to BCCWA. The make-up artist said she was look­ing for­ward to the fash­ion.

“Every­one goes above and be­yond,” she said.

“There’s a lot of bright colours like red and yel­low on trend at the mo­ment.”

Mr Day said Spring Day at the Races was one of BCCWA’S main fundrais­ing events of the year.

“The char­ity doesn’t get any govern­ment fund­ing so we rely on the gen­eros­ity of the WA pub­lic to do what we do. We help over 1000 clients a year, pro­vid­ing emo­tional, prac­ti­cal and fi­nan­cial help to peo­ple go­ing through breast can­cer and their fam­i­lies,” he said.

The cou­ple will fol­low up Spring Day at the Races by at­tend­ing Suited for Mel­bourne Cup, which is Mr Day’s birth­day.

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