CANCER COUNCIL PINK RIBBON DAY

One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – it’s a shocking statistic.

Around 50 women are told they have breast or gynaecological cancer every day.

Tragically, this year more than 3,000 women won’t survive the diagnosis.

But together we can change these statistics.

The Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day raises awareness of breast cancer and how to prevent and manage this disease.

Today, Jihad Dib MP and I joined the Coffee Emporium Roselands and their customers to raise money for Pink Ribbon Day.

Funds raised go to supporting women diagnosed with breast cancer and to supporting new research into prevention and cures.

Almost every Australian will have their lives touched by breast cancer, either directly or through friends and family.

Efforts by organisations such as the Cancer Council, with the support of businesses like The Coffee Emporium, have made significant strides in increasing the survival rate for people diagnosed with breast cancer.

There is more to do be done and I encourage everyone to buy a pink ribbon or donate directly at www.pinkribbon.com.au/donate.

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