Paint Katherine Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 8:45:32 AM

October is breast cancer awareness month and Katherine Town Council is encouraging businesses and the community to ‘Paint your Town Pink’ in the aim of raising awareness.


Paint your Town Pink is an initiative of the McGrath Foundation in which communities come together to ‘Pink Up’, – not only to raise vital funds that support specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses, but to create a visual show of support for local people going through breast cancer.


McGrath Foundation Ambassador & Director, Tracy Bevan said, “Pink Up Your Town is such a fun initiative to get involved with and you can do so knowing you really are making an impact. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, so our McGrath Breast Care Nurses are needed more than ever. It is through the support of communities such as Katherine that we’re able to continue funding McGrath Breast Care Nurses in areas that need them the most.”


Breast cancer statistics:

  • Breast cancer is estimated to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
  • In Australia, one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.
  • It is estimated that 55 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every day this year.
  • 19,866 women, and 164 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia this year.


Local businesses and the community are encouraged to get involved and ‘Pink Up’ by hosting events, housing donation boxes on countertops, putting on a raffle throughout the month of October or by adding a splash of pink to your shopfront or office to help raise awareness.


For more information and to sign up your involvement click here to find the Katherine Town Council Fundraising Page and advertise your event through the Katherine Town Council website.

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