Time to Pink Up Whyalla

AWARENESS: Breast Cancer Network Australia Chief Executive Officer Kirsten Pilatti and Whyalla Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams.
AWARENESS: Breast Cancer Network Australia Chief Executive Officer Kirsten Pilatti and Whyalla Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams.

Whyalla Pink Spirits are inviting all businesses and individuals to get on board and Pink Up Whyalla for the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pink Up Your Town is a National Fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation which raises funds to enable more breast care nurses to be supplied across the country.

President of the Whyalla Pink Spirits, Raelene Williams, is the Whyalla contact for McGrath Foundation Fundraiser, so please contact her on 0429 966 094 if you decide to hold an event, or contribute to this very important cause in any way.

The foundation was started by Jane and Glenn McGrath, as Jane went through treatment for breast cancer.

Jane was just 31 when she was first diagnosed. When she was diagnosed a second time, she had access to a breast care nurse.

She said it was like 'having someone hold my hand through one of the worst nightmares of my life.' After battling cancer for 11 years, Jane died in June 2008, but her legacy remains strong.

Glenn is now the Chairman of the McGrath Foundation and continues to fundraise tirelessly to place breast care nurses in hospitals around Australia.

"Whyalla is truly blessed to have had the services of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse for many years," Ms Williams said.

"Breast cancer sufferers are very well aware of the importance of having access to such a well trained, caring and supportive person.

"This is Whyalla's chance to give back."

Whyalla Pink Spirits are hosting a Movie Matinee at the Middleback Arts Centre on Saturday, August 24. with 1980 Australian drama "Palm Beach" being the movie.

Tickets are available from the Middleback Arts Centre at $13 per head.

Morning Tea kicks off at 11am.