Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From the 1st to 31st October each year things turn pink. Popular activities in our district include:- 

 

Hosting a Pink Breakfast or Morning Tea

It can be as simple as a cup of coffee and a muffin. In return, your guests can give you a donation to pass onto the Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust, or you can organize games, have merchandise, run a raffle or auction, or sell tickets to your event.

Pink Events

Groups are encouraged to go Pink For a Day to raise vital funds for breast cancer education, research and patient support.  Aside from dressing up in all things pink and having fun it can be used as an opportunity for employees, friends and family to learn more about reducing breast cancer risk and feel more confident talking about breast cancer. 

Pink Loop Walk 

Get your pink on and walk for the ones you love at our Whangarei Pink Loop Walk. These events celebrate survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and raise awareness and much-needed funds to support our vital work. Walk with your family and friends (plus, dogs are welcome!).

See the lights

Places around New Zealand will be lighting up pink in October for to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Whangarei, the Canopy Bridge and Te Matau a Pohe will go pink.  Check out our nearest illuminations, snap a pic, put it on our facebook page and tag it with #getlitpink

Shop for good

Each year is different, but corporate bodies have all sorts of products and treats for you in October, it could be a limited-edition Mallowpuff to Bon App├ętit’s free-range eggs to delicious New Zealand Pink Lady Apples. For every Pink Product you buy, a portion of the sales goes towards funding work into Breast Cancer research, awareness and support.

Give your time (and change)

There is usually a Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Ribbon Street Appeal that takes place during a weekend in October. Collectors are on the streets around many of the Whangarei districts (they’ll be hard to miss, wearing pink sashes and holding donation buckets). Alternatively, you can give your time by joining their collectors as a volunteer.

Make me-time for a mammogram

If you’re over 45, book in for a mammogram through BreastScreen Aotearoa. Taking half an hour to have one mammogram every two years could save your life. If you’ve never had a mammogram, or think you’re due for another, give BreastScreen Aotearoa a call on 0800 200 270 and make an appointment.

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