Helpers sought for Pink Ribbon Day
Byron Shire volunteers are being sought by the Cancer Council's Far North Coast office to join the fight against breast cancer and help raise $2 million across NSW on Pink Ribbon Day set down for Friday, October 22.
Pink Ribbon Day is an opportunity for all Australians to come together and show their support for women affected by breast cancer, as well as raise funds towards research, education and patient support programs.
On the Far North Coast, 202 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 40 will die from the disease.
“While survival rates have increased with recent breakthroughs, one-in-nine women still face a breast cancer diagnosis by the age of 85 and will need our help and support,” Sandra Rowan, project co-ordinator at Cancer Council's Far North Coast office said.
“By supporting Pink Ribbon Day, the Far North Coast region can help Cancer Council to provide much-needed support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer, as well as research into potential new treatments and prevention measures.
“Money raised through Pink Ribbon Day also goes towards breast cancer information.
“Cancer Council encourages women to become aware of breast cancer risks and know how to notice important changes in their breasts. That way they'll have a better chance of early detection and survival.”
To get involved, or find out more call 1300 65 65 85 or visit pinkribbonday.com.au