A partnership event between Oky Doke Café and Gin Gin Community Bank has helped to raise much-needed funds for breast cancer awareness and research.
The Pink Ribbon breakfast was held on the weekend, with $2450 raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Owner of Oky Doke Cafe Mel Truscott said the event was a huge success and more than 80 people attended to enjoy the high tea.
“It was all fingerfood and we had lots of pink,” she said.
“We teamed up with a local bakery to get some pink bread so we had pink sandwiches, marbled pink scones, pink cupcakes and much more.
“We also dressed in pink;it’s the only time you will ever catch me wearing that colour and a tutu!”
Mel said having only been operating her business for four months, she was overwhelmed with the support from locals and other businesses in Gin Gin.
“The Gin Gin Community Bank was looking to do a Pink Ribbon Day breakfast of their own and they were more than happy to partner up with me to create a big event,” she said.
“We all thought it was much better to have one event and help each other out with raising funds for a great cause.”
Mel said Pink Ribbon Day had been a special event she had always wanted to become involved in.
“I have had people in my life affected by breast cancer,” she said.
“I can’t do much but I can do my little bit to help out so I thought, well why not?”
Pink Ribbon campaign
Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research.
Every day in Australia around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer.
Whether it's fundraising or hosting a pink event, wearing pink or getting active in pink, we are asking everyone to unite in pink to help Cancer Council beat women's cancers.
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