Goodstart Early Learning goes pink for morning tea
GRAFTON local Wendy Hartog and the team from Goodstart Early Learning Grafton is ready to hold yet another 'Unite in Pink' morning tea event on Wednesday 28 October, 2015 to help beat breast and gynaecological cancers.
Staff, children, and their families are invited to join the centre for the pink morning tea to raise awareness and funds for Pink Ribbons from donations, a raffle and selling pink merchandise.
"Supporting Cancer Council NSW is important to the team here at Goodstart Early Learning, as many individuals at the centre have been affected by family or friends with cancer or are a cancer survivors themselves," said Wendy.
The children at the centre have been engaging in discussions with their teachers and learning about why the centre is participating in the Pink Ribbon campaign and how their support can help.
"The children wanted to be a part of this worthy cause, so they have been participating in a range of Pink themed creative expression experiences," Ms Hartog said.
The funds raised will help Cancer Council support the local community of Grafton by funding world-class research into women's cancers, cancer prevention and advocacy programs and support services to help those affected by women's cancers at every part of their journey.
Community Engagement Manager for Cancer Council NSW's Northern NSW Region Abby Wallace said 14,000 women all across Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
"The good news is around 125,000 women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 20 years are alive today thanks to advances in treatment and early detection," Ms Wallace said.
"Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign is a fun way to get girlfriends, friends, family or workplace together, to support the fight against breast and gynaecological cancers. Host a Pink Ribbon campaign by holding a Pink breakfast, Pink High Tea or even a Girls' Night In, it's the perfect excuse to get together, have fun and help raise funds for Cancer Council NSW.".