Pink Rib­bon needs vol­un­teers

North Taranaki Midweek - - WAITARA FOCUS - STAFF REPORTER

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foun­da­tion will be hold­ing its an­nual street ap­peal on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 14 and Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 15.

Eight women a day are di­ag­nosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most com­mon cancer for women, and the third most com­mon caner over­all. It af­fects one in nine New Zealand women over their life­time. Most will sur­vive five years or longer if the cancer is de­tected early enough but trag­i­cally, more than 600 women die of the dis­ease ev­ery year.

One of th­ese women could be your col­league, mother, sis­ter, daugh­ter or friend so if you have two hours to spare on ei­ther of those two days then how about join­ing the Pink Army and hit the streets to help out this worth­while group. Per­haps you can en­cour­age your fam­ily and friends to join you and col­lect to­gether to help out.

Heather will be very happy to for­ward your con­tact de­tails on to the Pink Rib­bon or­gan­is­ers so that you can be­come part of the ap­peal. Just con­tact the Vol­un­teers Cen­tre on (06) 7588-986 or email Heather at npvsnz@ya­hoo.co.nz and she will make sure that your de­tails are passed on.

If you are un­able to help with the street ap­peal then how about vis­it­ing the Pink Rib­bon Web­page to find out other ways of be­ing in­volved.

‘‘Eight women a day are di­ag­nosed with breast cancer.’’

New Zealand Breast Cancer Foun­da­tion

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