Pink charity events a hit
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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