Pink is a versatile colour
THE National Breast Cancer Foundation is calling on Rose City residents to get behind the thousands of Australians who have registered to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and Party for a Cure.
The aim is to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation move closer towards its goal of zero deaths by 2030.
In 2013, 236 residents from Queensland raised $209,325.90 for breast cancer research.
This year the foundation is challenging Queensland to go one better and raise $250,000 towards NBCF's target of $1.4 million.
NBCF CEO Carole Renouf thanked all those who have already registered in Queensland and urged others to do something they love to raise funds for lifesaving research.
"This year fun is the aim of the game and we want our hosts to let their hair down," she said.
"It is all about having a good time with friends, family or colleagues and partying your own way while also raising funds to fund vital breast cancer research."
Ms Renouf said people could host a breakfast, morning tea, a bake-off at the office, bingo or a movie night.
"Through research, since our inception 20 years ago, we've made significant progress in helping improve the lives of people with breast cancer," she said. "But there is still much more to do.
"With our hosts' help over the coming years we are committed to striving towards a cure and our goal of zero deaths by 2030," Ms Renouf said.
In 2013 Pink Ribbon hosts helped to fund more than 20,000 hours of research.
The Warwick Pink Ribbon Breakfast will be at Warwick State High School on October 20. For more information phone Janelle on 4666 9233.
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Reasons to 'Party for a Cure'
- One-in-eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
- This year, it is predicted that 15,270 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia.
- With 37 Australians diagnosed and seven losing their lives to breast cancer each day, there is still much to do.
- People have been hosting Pink Ribbon Breakfasts for the NBCF for over a decade and during that time raised more than $20m for breast cancer.