Going pink is just peachy
BURLEIGH Heads turned all shades of pink this week as businesses decorated their shopfronts for breast cancer.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation Gold Coast Volunteer Committee held a Pink Ribbon Day Breakfast at Burleigh Heads business Connors Cafe on Monday morning for 102 locals while the main street businesses turned themselves pink for the week.
Chairperson of the Gold Coast committee Malcolm Wells said the breakfast was the focal point of their breast cancer awareness activities this month.
“It is only one of hundreds - or even thousands - of breakfasts around the country on that day for the cause,” Mr Wells said.
A male chairperson of a breast cancer committee may seem unusual but Mr Wells' family history means he is very aware of the disease.
He said a long family history saw his grandmothers on both sides of his family and his mother all diagnosed with breast cancer.
“I have a desire to assist in finding the cause and therefore the cure,” Mr Wells said.
Mr Wells said most main street businesses had come to the pink party this week with pink balloons and streamers, pink tablecloths, pink window shops, pink uniforms and even pink sausages at the local butchers.
He has served as chairman for almost a year now and is also the committee's ambassador.
“I speak on behalf of the foundation at events a couple of times a year to raise awareness for the cause.”
Committee treasurer Zeta Thomas said the breakfast would become an annual event.