Australian pop singer Kate Ceberano.
Australian pop singer Kate Ceberano. SUPPLIED

Kate Ceberano and author join Pink Ribbon campaign

AWARD-winning Australian music artist Kate Ceberano and 4 Ingredients cookbook author Kim McCosker are the faces of this year's Pink Ribbon breakfast campaign.

Ceberano (pictured) and McCosker have joined the National Breast Cancer Foundation's push to encourage all Australians to get together with friends, family and work colleagues to support breast cancer research during October.

Funds raised through Pink Ribbon breakfasts help the foundation support researchers like Dr Dinny Graham from the University of Sydney. The doctor's innovative research has the potential to make a significant difference to those affected by breast cancer, particularly if they are diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease called "triple negative breast cancer".

"Triple negative breast cancer is particularly devastating as it often afflicts younger women and there is a lack of long-term effective treatments. My research aims to investigate novel targeted treatments that can be fast-tracked to clinical care for this destructive disease," Dr Graham said.

This October friends, family and colleagues can meet to raise funds for life-changing breast cancer research. There are many ways to get involved: enjoy a Pink Ribbon breakfast on your own or with friends, organise a Pink Ribbon morning tea with your workmates at the office, host a Pink Ribbon sausage sizzle with your sports team or turn your school pink for a day.

"By hosting a Pink Ribbon breakfast for the National Breast Cancer Foundation you are ensuring that we can continue to fund the very best cancer research in Australia," foundation chief executive Sarah Hosking said.

Through this year's Pink Ribbon breakfast campaign, the foundation hopes to raise more than $2million through community and corporate support to fund breast cancer research. That amount of money is enough to fund a lab of five researchers for about three years. The foundation aims to continue funding research so it can move closer to its goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

For more information, or to register a breakfast or morning tea, go to pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au.



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