Victorians are encouraged to purchase Pink Ribbon Day merchandise today, Friday 24th October, to
raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancers.
Hundreds of volunteers are out selling the pink merchandise
to support Cancer Council Victoria’s life-saving cancer research, prevention
programs and support services.
All street stalls will be operating today, Friday 24th
October, and a limited number will also be open this weekend.
This year’s Pink Ribbon merchandise range includes the
best-selling enamel pin ($5), pink ribbon pens ($6), stylish pink bracelet ($7)
and the cute and collectable ‘fitness’ Penny Bear ($10).
Cancer Council Victoria spokeswoman Barbara Charan said that
with more than 50 women being diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer every
day in Victoria, more still needed to be done in the fight against women’s
“Unfortunately, there aren’t many of us in the community who
aren’t affected by cancer, and another 5000 Victorian women are diagnosed with
breast or gynaecological cancer every year,” Ms Charan said.
“Funds raised from Pink Ribbon Day will have a positive
impact through services like Cancer Council 13 11 20, which connects those
facing a cancer diagnosis with personalised advice from experienced cancer nurses.
“The money raised will also support some of the brightest
researchers working on new ways to prevent and treat breast and gynaecological
Ms Charan said that Pink
Ribbon Day was part of the Cancer Council’s Unite In Pink campaign, which also includes Girls’ Night In.
“Cancer Council Victoria is aiming to raise more than $2 million
through Pink Ribbon Day and Girls’ Night In, but we can’t do it
without your generosity and support.”