On behalf of the Cancer Council NSW I would like to congratulate people of the northern NSW region on their outstanding contribution towards October’s flagship campaign Pink Ribbon. As an organisation we feel incredibly blessed to work alongside passionate, driven and generous people every day.
During such events as Pink Ribbon Day, it becomes unmistakable how integral the role of community is in the success and fruition of fundraising. Be it our wonderful team leaders and volunteers who give their time to sell merchandise, an event host putting on a Pink Ribbon Event, or a passer-by who gives what they can, I would like to publicly honour your commitment to defeating cancer. You are the people who are helping us make this dream reality.
We have made significant progress with thousands of women alive in our community compared to what we would have expected just two decades ago thanks to advances in the fight against cancer.
Major advances in screening, treatment and prevention programs have all played a huge role in helping to turn the tide on breast and gynaecological cancer. Cancer Council NSW has played a pivotal role in this, funding seven dedicated grants for breast cancer research over the last five years.
A big thankyou to everyone who contributed to Pink Ribbon Day Across the region! Together we have raised $55,633 toward the fight against breast and gynaecological cancer and we could not be more grateful for your assistance and continued support.
Sarah Royall, Cancer Council, NSW Northern Region.