Pink Ribbon Day volunteers Di Black, Pat Kerr and Barb Brosnan helped raise money at the Tweed River Jockey Club yesterday.
Pink Ribbon Day volunteers Di Black, Pat Kerr and Barb Brosnan helped raise money at the Tweed River Jockey Club yesterday. Blainey Woodham

Riding for a worthy cause

TWEED River Jockey Club went pink yesterday to help raise money for breast cancer.

Volunteers for Pink Ribbon Day helped collect donations and sell merchandise for Pink Ribbon Day during the Westlawn Finance Race Day in Murwillumbah.

The pink ribbon is the international symbol of support and recognition for women affected by breast cancer across the globe.

Cancer Council Australia CEO Professor Ian Olver said all money raised during the campaign goes towards research for a cure.

“A diagnosis of breast cancer is a traumatic experience and can severely disrupt a woman's family and working life,” Prof Olver said.

“However, by participating in events like Pink Ribbon Day, the public can help the Cancer Council to provide support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer.”

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting high- quality research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The foundation is committed to funding high-quality research responsive to the needs and interests of women affected by breast cancer.

According to the foundation, breast cancer is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in Australian women.

More than 13,600 new cases are expected to be diagnosed this year.



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