It’s Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day
TODAY Queensland will turn pink in celebration of Cancer Council's official Pink Ribbon Day.
Cancer Council Queensland is counting on their friends across the state to pin their support to the campaign by buying pink merchandise to wear proudly.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said volunteers would be out in force selling pink ribbons and merchandise across the State in support of the one in six Queensland women who will be diagnosed with a women's cancer in their lifetime.
"Show your support by visiting one of our many Pink Ribbon Day sites across the State and purchasing a pin or merchandise - all funds raised support Cancer Council Queensland's vital work each year in women's cancer research, education and patient support programs," Ms Clift said.
"This year alone, around 4200 women will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer and about 850 will die from these women's cancers.
"Every day Cancer Council Queensland works hard to beat women's cancers. With your support we are making vital progress.
"We love to band together for a good cause, so help us celebrate this Pink Ribbon Day - while you're at it, take the opportunity to reach out to your loved ones and ask about their health, encourage them to get screened, lend a helping hand or simply be there to listen."
This year Cancer Council Queensland aims to raise $1.9 million through Pink Ribbon Day, Girls' Night In and Pink fundraising events.
For more information about how you can support the fight against women's cancers visit pinkribbon.com.au or call us on 1300 65 65 85.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible through the generosity of Queenslanders.