It’s almost October, and that means National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year the Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Group is urging individuals and business to embrace the theme, which this year is “Painting Our Town Pink.”
The event is aimed at raising community support and awareness, whilst also celebrating local survivors, along with their family and friends. The awareness campaign is not just aimed at breast cancer, but all types of cancer affecting our community.
You can get involved in the campaign this year by decorating your shopfront window, changing your lighting to pink or getting your employees to wear pink for the month. You can pick up a whole host of pink accessories from
The Pink Shop which will operate again this year. You can pick up pins, bracelets, pens and even polo shirts.
You also might notice pink ribbons hanging from trees and light poles around town supporting the very worthy charity.
Another way the BHBCSG will be raising funds is by hosting a special screening of the movie Grease at the Silver City Cinema. The screening is in memory of Olivia Newton John who played lead character Sandy, and will take place tomorrow at 12.30 pm. Tickets start at $20 including lunch. You can pick up a ticket that doesn’t include lunch for $15. There will be prizes, giveaways and raffles as well.
All monies raised by the Support Group stays in Broken Hill. The organisation has donated over $200,000 over the years to the local hospital, breast cancer patients, the Royal Flying Doctors Service, and Greenhill Lodge.
BHBCSG has also continued to support the Wig Bank service, which is a free service for all cancer sufferers, as well as assistance with prosthesis, if required. The group also offers travel assistance for breast cancer patients and their families.
One in seven women are diagnosed with this disease. Whether it is a friend, mother, sister, daughter or wife – we are all affected in one way or another. If you’re able, get down to The Pink Shop at Westside Plaza to support this most worthy cause, and if you are free this Sunday, buy a ticket to see Grease at the Silver City Cinema.