Buckets at the ready for Pink Ribbon Appeal

35 people in Tairawhiti are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and five die from it

35 people in Tairawhiti are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and five die from it

LOOK out for Pink Ribbon Appeal collectors tomorrow in town, at the A&P Show and at Te Karaka. Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ) is asking Gisborne people for their support.

Collectors will be shaking their pink buckets at five sites to raise funds for research into new targeted treatments, medical equipment for hospitals, life-saving awareness and education programmes, and support for people going through breast cancer.

Over 35 people in Tairawhiti are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and five die of breast cancer each year.

“We have dozens of volunteers in Gisborne who have generously committed their time to this week’s appeal,” said BCFNZ chief executive Evangelia Henderson.

“Now we need Kiwis everywhere to drop a gold coin in the bucket. Your gift helps us work towards our long-term vision of zero deaths from breast cancer. If you don’t have loose change on the day you can text PINK to 4499 to make a $3 donation. Either way, we’ll be very grateful,” she said.

Collectors were out in Gisborne today.

Tomorrow they will be at Countdown (8am to 6pm), Pak'n Save (8am to 6pm), Gisborne Farmers’ Market (9.30am to 12.30pm), the A&P Show (8.30am to 4pm) and Rangatira Motors (10am to 2pm).

LOOK out for Pink Ribbon Appeal collectors tomorrow in town, at the A&P Show and at Te Karaka. Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ) is asking Gisborne people for their support.

Collectors will be shaking their pink buckets at five sites to raise funds for research into new targeted treatments, medical equipment for hospitals, life-saving awareness and education programmes, and support for people going through breast cancer.

Over 35 people in Tairawhiti are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and five die of breast cancer each year.

“We have dozens of volunteers in Gisborne who have generously committed their time to this week’s appeal,” said BCFNZ chief executive Evangelia Henderson.

“Now we need Kiwis everywhere to drop a gold coin in the bucket. Your gift helps us work towards our long-term vision of zero deaths from breast cancer. If you don’t have loose change on the day you can text PINK to 4499 to make a $3 donation. Either way, we’ll be very grateful,” she said.

Collectors were out in Gisborne today.

Tomorrow they will be at Countdown (8am to 6pm), Pak'n Save (8am to 6pm), Gisborne Farmers’ Market (9.30am to 12.30pm), the A&P Show (8.30am to 4pm) and Rangatira Motors (10am to 2pm).

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