Around 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, and we can all make a difference by going Pink this June.
It’s been an extremely tough year for us Aussies. From bushfires, to floods and now a national pandemic that’s affecting not only our nation, but the world. Despite these challenges, breast cancer continues to affect thousands of Aussies, their families and friends.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) works tirelessly all year round to raise much needed funds to help change these statistics, with no government funding. With a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030, they need our help.
The NBCF has launched the ‘GO PINK’ campaign for the month of June and I’ve already got involved by dying my hair pink! For the months of April, May and June I will be proudly sporting my pink locks and pink high-vis. Don’t worry, if pink hair isn’t your thing there are lots of other ways to get involved.
How can you get involved while currently having to stay home you ask? The NBCF have come up with some fantastic innovative options.
Here are some ideas:
- Get the family together in pink clothes, the kids can colour pink drawings, and take a photo to share on social media.
- Hold a virtual pink event with your social club.
- Live stream a virtual pink fashion parade and strut your stuff.
- Host a pink exercise class online and pull on the pink lycra leggings.
- Live stream your shave from home.
- Create colourful content online.
- Share your pink pledge at work through email or video call.
- Dye your hair pink (my personal favourite!).
- Or think of your own groovy way to go pink.
Share your online fundraising page with as many people as possible and ask them for a donation.
Jump online at www.fundraise.nbcf.org.au and register your pledge today. You can register as an individual or as a workplace, so let’s all get involved.