Pink Ribbon Day!

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Media Release

20 October 2010




Go pink this October and support Australian

women with breast cancer

Monday, 25

October is Pink Ribbon Day – a day when all Australians can come together to show their

support for the one in nine Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.

Cancer Council ACT are hosting a Pink Ribbon Day Breakfast on Monday 25 October 2010, at The

Deck, Regatta Point. The guest speaker at this year’s breakfast will be Professor Alan Coates. Professor

Coates was CEO of Cancer Council Australia, between 1998 and 2006.  Cancer Council has become

recognised as Australia’s peak non-government cancer control organisation, influencing and guiding

national cancer control policy and action.  His work has greatly contributed to reducing the burden and

impact of cancer in Australia.

In Australia, it is estimated that over 12,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with

more than 2,500 women tragically losing their lives to this terrible disease.

The pink ribbon is the international symbol of support and recognition for women affected by breast

cancer across the globe. This October, you can show your support by buying one of our special Pink

Ribbon Day items, which include a silk ribbon, diamante pin and this year’s collectable Penny Bear in a

pretty pink tutu. Cancer Council ACT will be selling merchandise at the major shopping centres from

Thursday 21st October through to Monday 25th October. 

Photo Opportunity                                                                                                                       


7 am – 9am | Monday 25 October 2010


The Deck | 

Regatta Point

Media contact: 

Julieanne Batten | Marketing and Events Coordinator 

| Cancer Council ACT


6257 9999 or 0458 579 993


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