Parkes has turned pink for October with many local businesses and organisations taking on the challenge to help raise aware-ness and funds for the McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurses.
Pink Up Your Town is an initiative from the McGrath Foundation in which communities come together to Pink Up – not only to raise vital funds that support specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses, but to create a visual show of support for local families experiencing breast cancer.
It started with Jane and Glenn McGrath’s very public experience with breast cancer, and has become one of Australia’s most recognised and respected charities. Some years after her initial diagnosis, Jane’s cancer returned. This time, she had a breast care nurse, who both empowered and comforted her, and the entire family.
This experience set the mission for the Foundation, which has become an en-during commitment to support thousands of women and men every day, no matter where they live – for free.
While more than 70,000 families have been supported by 132 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, there’s still a lot more to do to reach every family going through breast cancer.
If you have not yet turned pink, there is still time to register your event, busi-ness or organisation to be part of Pink Up Parkes. You can also support one of the many events as listed on page 6 ranging from social golf and family tennis to dragon boating and a raffle with fabulous prizes. Also go on Facebook or Instagram @pink-upparkes or go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org