PINK-CREDIBLE DAY OUT
MOUNT Hope became a sea of pink at the weekend, as the community united for the eighth Get Pinkt Day.
The family fun event was aimed at raising funds for cancer research, as guests donned their favourite shade of pink.
The event successfully reached its $100,000 10-year target two years early.
AFTER eight years of selfless dedication and hard work, Ree and Leon Price can finally utter the words “mission accomplished”.
Wind back eight years, and the Mount Hope homestead owners were preparing to set sail on a decade-long voyage of fundraising for cancer sufferers, or reaching a grand total of $100,000 in their pursuit – whichever came first.
This weekend marked the eighth and final Get Pinkt family fun day which means the Prices have reached their goal with two years to spare.
“We started with three families: the Taylors, the Badgerys and ourselves and we just wanted to do something to raise funds for cancer,” Ms Price said.
“We’ve always done Relay for Life but we just had this strange thought that it would be less work to do the Get Pinkt Day, little did we know what it would entail and how much it would grow.
“It has morphed into what you see today.”
Patrons were treated to a full schedule of entertainment with music by Travis Holland and the Whiskey Mountain Boys while Noah’s Pig Races featured some of the swiftest swine to grace the region.
There was also plenty of fun for the kids with a jumping castle, egg and spoon and three legged race.
The fundraising efforts have already alleviated some pain for those going through
❝ Get Pinkt Day has been a great way to help with things such as airfares — Ree Price
“The Get Pinkt Day has been a great way to help people going through the cancer battle with things such as airfares.
“We’ve just bought an equipment bank from last year’s fundraising, which provides things like wheelchairs which can be housed in the Wallumbilla Hospital and available for loan,” Ms Price said.
“That equipment will allow people to stay at their homes for as long as they can.”
GETTING PINKT: Luke and Brooke Badgery with baby Nicole at the eighth annual Get Pinkt Day.
TICKLED PINK: Sammy Badgery, Tim Sutcliffe and Beth Badgery celebrate the milestone.
Noah's pig races excite the crowd at Mount Hope.