The Sunshine Coast community is being urged to get behind its local breast cancer appeal this October and support the Buderim Private Hospital Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program’s 2021 THINK PINK campaign.
THINK PINK is held in October to coincide with Global Breast Cancer Awareness Month and aims to raise awareness and funds to help support Sunshine Coast families affected by breast cancer.
Lisa Daldy, Program Coordinator, said the program relies on the funds generated through THINK PINK to underpin the services it delivers throughout the year.
“Our unique service provides practical and individualised support to people right here on the Sunshine Coast who are doing it tough due to a breast cancer diagnosis,” Ms Daldy said.
“It’s never been more important to THINK PINK, raise funds and help make life-changing support possible for people affected by breast cancer,” she said.
For the first time, community members can participate in ‘Pink Paths’, which is an online fundraising challenge offering 10 iconic Sunshine Coast paths to walk during the month of October. Costing only $20 to register, people can simply choose the paths they wish to explore, start a fundraising page and encourage friends and family to donate to their page.
“Pink Paths celebrates our beautiful region and encourages health and fitness, while allowing us to help people within our community who are struggling due to a breast cancer diagnosis,” Ms Daldy said.
Local residents are urged to visit cindymackenzieprogram.com.au to donate, purchase tickets to the program’s THINK PINK Cocktail Party or register for the Pink Paths Challenge.
The Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program was established in 2007 in honour of Sunshine Coast mum Cindy Mackenzie who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, aged 39. The program has been administered by Buderim Private Hospital since 2015.
The program is available to all Sunshine Coast residents diagnosed with breast cancer – applicants do not need to be patients of the hospital.
For more information about the program or THINK PINK, visit cindymackenzieprogram.com.au or phone 1300 557 710.