Put on your pinny for love

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Auck­lan­ders will be get­ting to­gether for break­fast next month to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

May is Pink Rib­bon Break­fast month. This year’s Pink Rib­bon Break­fast cam­paign is fronted by West­mere res­i­dent, TV foodie and au­thor Peta Mathias.

Ms Mathias is urg­ing Ki­wis to ‘‘put their pin­nies on’’ and in­vite their friends and col­leagues for break­fast.

Last year, more than 1200 break­fasts took place around the coun­try dur­ing May, rais­ing $500,000.

Pro­ceeds from this year’s cam­paign will help sup­port women with breast can­cer, in­clud­ing post­surgery re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­grammes, prac­ti­cal and ther­a­peu­tic ser­vices for those liv­ing with sec­ondary can­cer, and a new sup­port helpline.

Ms Mathias’ sup­port for the cam­paign was in­spired by a friend’s re­cent breast can­cer di­ag­no­sis and by her mem­o­ries of work­ing with breast can­cer pa­tients in her time as a reg­is­tered nurse.

‘‘Shar­ing food is a way of show­ing love,’’ she says.

Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Van Hen­der­son says host­ing a Pink Rib­bon Break­fast will help them to help women who are ei­ther re­cov­er­ing from breast can­cer or liv­ing with it. ‘‘We rely en­tirely on the good­will of New Zealan­ders to make th­ese pro­grammes hap­pen.’’

Go to pinkrib­bon­break­fast.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

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