Put on your pinny for love
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.