Those visiting the Bingara MPS this month would have been surprised to walk in to find an array of pink bras hanging in the foyer/entrance area, a reminder of just what the pink ribbon initiative is all about – breast cancer.
This year, as in past year’s the Bingara MPS has really got on board with creating awareness about breast cancer, sporting a bright pink uniform while also getting ready for one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, the annual Pink Ribbon breakfast.
The breakfast has been an annual event since 2008, promotiing Breast Cancer Awareness and raising money for the Cancer Council. The event is growing in support from the community each year.
The event is co-ordinated by the Bingara MPS, in particular Tiffany Galvin and Megan Latham, in conjunction with the Imperial Hotel and the Cancer Council of NSW.
The event has grown into an all day, all town event with pink ribbon activities occuring at the School, raising over $4000 for the Northwest Cancer Centre and on the river, ending a successful on the pink horse-back ride.
The Breakfast is volunteer based, all workers including Imperal Hotel Staff, community members and Hospital Staff generously give their time. Donations are also received from food suppliers, ensuring that costs are low and that profits are optimised.
Since 2008 the event has raised around $28,000 with donations made to the Cancer Council as well as smaller donations going to Gwydir Shire Community Comfort fund. This year’s breakfast is fast approaching with preparations underway for the event being held this Friday, October 30. Order forms are currently circulating Bingara and need to be in by Wednesday, October 28.