Mathias urges Kiwis to join in
Aucklanders will be getting together for breakfast next month to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
May is Pink Ribbon Breakfast this month.
This year’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign is fronted by Westmere resident, TV foodie and author Peta Mathias.
Peta 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 post-surgery rehabilitation programmes, practical and therapeutic services for those living with secondary cancer and a new support helpline.
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.
‘‘A get-together over food is the perfect occasion to fundraise because you’re having fun and you understand that it is love and generosity that make the world go round.’’
Foundation chief executive Van Henderson says: ‘‘Hosting your own Pink Ribbon Breakfast will help us 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.’’
Hosts receive a toolkit to help them plan and run their breakfasts.