Girls go pink to fight cancer
THE gasometer forecourt at Riverlink Shopping Centre became a sea of pink yesterday for the annual 'Go Pink' Morning Tea.
Nearly 150 people wore pink clothes from dresses to suits to floral blouses in a fundraising event to support Breastscreen Queensland and the Cancer Council.
Prizes were awarded for best dressed, best shoes and the popular category best decorated bra, although entrants weren't asked to strip down for the judging.
Riverlink marketing manager Robyn Bannister-Tyrrell, herself a breast cancer survivor, said the event continued to grow each year.
"We are delighted with the turnout and more excited to see everybody dressing up in pink and getting in the spirit," Ms Bannister-Tyrrell said
"People here have lost mums and daughters to breast cancer we even have a lot of cancer survivors here as well so it touches the hearts of people."
Raceview resident Jenny Dixon attended the morning tea to show her support for all women who battle the disease.
Ms Dixon said when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer 22 years ago there was little support,
"Whenever I can I support these types of fundraising events," Ms Dixon said.
"There is a huge difference in the treatment and support from when I was first diagnosed.
"The best advice I can give to women is to have regular checks."
Ms Dixon was joined at the morning tea by fellow cancer survivor Carmel McDowell.
Ms McDowell is hoping to raise the profile of the Ipswich Breast Cancer support group.
"We're currently trying to build the numbers up," Ms McDowell said.
"As you can see here today, there are plenty of women who are touched by breast cancer."