Cancer support provided by pink events

Posted at 1:20pm Tuesday 04 Jun, 2019

The Hibiscus Coast community got behind Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraiser last month.

The pink themed get togethers are the Foundation's biggest fundraisers and involve individuals, organisations, schools or businesses hosting a fun event, while raising funds through raffles, auctions and ticket sales.

Among the groups that took part locally were Orewa Lions, Apples Homebased Childcare, Hibiscus Coast Netball Centre and Jac's.

The Orewa Lions' Pink Ribbon High Tea was held on May 25 at the Sharks Sports Trust in Orewa. Around 30 people attended, and close to $1000 was raised. The event included relays and other games, a prize for the best dressed and everyone received a goodie bag.

Last year more than $2.1 million was raised, New Zealand wide. The money helps fund innovative projects by some of the country's top researchers, and supports patients and their families.

Apples Homebased Childcare hosted its first Pink Ribbon Playgroup/Breakfast on May 20 at Hibiscus Coast Community House in Orewa.

Participants brought their own pink food, which included pink sushi.

The event raised $487 for the Breast Cancer Foundation of NZ.


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