Break­fasts have 2000 tar­get

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Regis­tra­tions are open for Pink Rib­bon Break­fasts in May to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

It is hoped New Zealan­ders will host more than 2000 break­fasts this year with pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards breast can­cer re­search. Last year 1800 were held raising $750,000.

Foun­da­tion am­bas­sador and for­mer Miss Uni­verse Lor­raine Downes is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to in­vite their friends and col­leagues to a break­fast. Her mother was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2012 and was suc­cess­fully treated.

At least 100 cafes na­tion­wide will do­nate a por­tion of their May break­fast prof­its to Pink Rib­bon Break­fast. The foun­da­tion has com­mit­ted to in­vest $1.4 mil­lion in breast can­cer re­search so far in 2013-14 and hopes to in­crease that to­tal.

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour news.co.nz to see a video of Lor­raine Downes and her mum Glad talk about breast can­cer de­tec­tion.

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