‘Pink up’ your pets for breast cancer awareness

Cancer Council have put the call out for the local community to show the Power of Pink by ‘PAWticipating’ in its inaugural Pets in Pink Fundraiser.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when Pink events are hosted to support people affected by breast cancer so the Cancer Council has asked locals and their pets to ‘pink it up’ to support the cause.

Community Relations Coordinator for the Hunter Central Coast region, Jen Haynes, said that pets have been ‘so valuable’ during the pandemic in providing many health and wellbeing.

“We are so excited about this fundraising initiative; it is full of joy and something that everyone can get involved in,” Haynes said.

“As well as making us smile, our big or small, furry, or scaly friends can help us raise funds and awareness for women’s cancers.

“We can’t wait to see all of the pink pets across the Hunter Central Coast region.”

The funds raised will help Cancer Council NSW continue to operate vital services and programs including financial support, in home help, their 13 11 20 information and support line as well as funding life-saving research and cancer prevention programs to work towards a cancer free future.

This is also an opportunity to honour and celebrate all pet owners and their cancer journeys by sharing their
insPAWrational stories.

Visit www.bit.ly/PETSINPINKHCC to register, and you will be set up with a personalised fundraising link.

If you or your loved one is affected by cancer and you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19, please call Cancer Council’s free and confidential 13 11 20 Information and Support line.

Source:
Media release, Oct 11
Cancer Council

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