With Breast Cancer Awareness Month well under way businesses and community groups across Australia are rallying together to host fundraising events in support of the cause.
A Brisbane office was the latest to jump onboard by hosting a staff morning tea.
Phoebe Parsons reports.
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Staff at infrastructure firm Parsons Brinckerhoff were encouraged to bake pink goods, buy pink ribbons and wear pink to spread awareness about breast cancer and the need to continue funding research.
Vox 1: “It’s really great to see PB doing something like this, really put their support behind it I think because there’s a lot of people effected by it.”
Vox 2: “Events like this are just a really good opportunity to bring a lot of the community together and raise awareness.”
Steven Burgess knows more than most the importance of continuing research through the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Steven Burgess, Parsons Brinckerhoff: “My wife’s going through treatment and she’s been lucky enough to get a brand new drug that they were instrumental in getting into the marketplace.”
The National Breast Cancer Foundation says it’s important for people and businesses to get involved with fundraising events.
Deborah Scott-Ranson, Qld NBCF: We don’t get any government funding what so ever so all of our money comes in from the community so events such as this are our bread and butter basically our life blood.”
More than 13,600 women and 100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every year. Experts say early detection can lead to increased survival rates and an improved quality of life.
Phoebe Parsons, QUT News.