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Yasmin Simes, Sasha O’Connor, Tenille Simmons, Roxanne John and Tash Mettam.
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Paraburdoo raised more than $7000 for the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon campaign with a series of events throughout the month of October.

Local ladies Anna Oakley, Kim Sheather and Sue-Anne Halliday co-ordinated four “Pinktober” events including a Pink Ribbon cake stall and Little Ladies lemonade stand, Wear Pink Day, decorate a bra competition and the very popular Pink Ribbon Dinner.

Megan Hinkley, Kayla Gallant and Amy Hegarty.
Camera IconMegan Hinkley, Kayla Gallant and Amy Hegarty. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn
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Event organisers Kim Sheather and Sue-Anne Halliday, guest speakers Tanya Still and Tim Walker and event organiser Anna Oakley.
Camera IconEvent organisers Kim Sheather and Sue-Anne Halliday, guest speakers Tanya Still and Tim Walker and event organiser Anna Oakley. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn

The dinner, at the Paraburdoo Inn Function Room on Saturday, October 28, sold out within 90 minutes of tickets going on sale.

At the dinner, guests enjoyed presentations from guest speakers Tim Walker and Tania Still.

Skye Baxter and Renae Moreton.
Camera IconSkye Baxter and Renae Moreton. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn
Anna Oakley and Hana Mainwaring.
Camera IconAnna Oakley and Hana Mainwaring. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn
Kellie Reader, Anna Palmer and Helen Young.
Camera IconKellie Reader, Anna Palmer and Helen Young. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn

Mr Walker spoke about his and his family’s journey during his wife’s breast cancer treatment and Ms Still, a local nurse, spoke about the importance of women’s health checks, new testing regimes and women’s cancers.

Chelsea Stevens, Milanie Baker and Sam Palmer.
Camera IconChelsea Stevens, Milanie Baker and Sam Palmer. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn
Wanda Shay, Andrea Perkins and Tania Johnson.
Camera IconWanda Shay, Andrea Perkins and Tania Johnson. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn

Ms Oakley said this year’s Pinktober events and the Pink Ribbon Dinner were a huge success. “We raised significant funds for the Cancer Council as well as created a greater awareness of women’s cancers,” she said.

“We also raised a record $7000 for the Pink Ribbon fundraising program, making Paraburdoo one of the top 10 towns in rural and remote WA for Pink Ribbon fundraising.”

Renae Moreton, Mel Baxter and Renee Carlton.
Camera IconRenae Moreton, Mel Baxter and Renee Carlton. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn
Sandra Sinnott and Annita Dias.
Camera IconSandra Sinnott and Annita Dias. Credit: Anna Oakley/Clarice Nairn

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