At the races
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BUSINESSMAN Malcolm Day did not know anyone who had battled breast cancer before he became chairman of Breast Cancer Care WA (BCCWA) in 2004.
“Since then, I’ve had family and friends touched by breast cancer and unfortunately some haven’t made it through the journey,” he said.
Mr Day and his partner Sophie Kerrigan are frocking up for the not-forprofit group’s annual Spring Day at the Races which will be supported by Perth fashion labels Jonte, Halo the Label, Keiko Uno and Jessica Bratich.
Ms Kerrigan will be pampering guests with Arbonne products on the day, with 35 per cent of make-up sales going to BCCWA.
The make-up artist said she was looking forward to the fashion.
“Everyone goes above and beyond on the day. There’s a lot of bright colours like red and yellow on trend at the moment,” she said.
“Perth fashion has really stepped up in terms of racewear. Head pieces are made to order and easy to wear.”
Mr Day said Spring Day at the Races was one of BCCWA’s main fundraising events of the year.
“The charity doesn’t get any government funding so we rely on the generosity of the WA public to do what we do,” he said.
“We help over 1000 clients a year providing emotional, practical and financial help to people going through breast cancer.”
Breast Cancer Care WA chairman Malcolm Day with his partner Sophie Kerrigan.