Volunteers Sharon Turner (left) and Anna Jennings at Booval Fair as Will Stevens of Bundamba chips in for the cause.
Volunteers Sharon Turner (left) and Anna Jennings at Booval Fair as Will Stevens of Bundamba chips in for the cause. David Nielsen

Motivated reader keen to volunteer

RACEVIEW woman Anna Jennings will proudly sell pink ribbons at Booval Fair Shopping Centre this weekend.

The Cancer Council Queensland initiative, which began yesterday, will continue until Pink Ribbon day on Monday.

Ms Jennings, a first-time volunteer, was inspired to help out after reading an article in The Queensland Times.

"I lost two older sisters to breast cancer and I decided to do this for them," she said.

"I've been wanting to do something for a while and I saw the article and thought it was a great opportunity."

Ms Jennings has been deeply affected by cancer in her family, having lost her two sisters, aged 47 and 61, as well as both parents and a brother.

"My third sister survived breast cancer," Ms Jennings said. "It's very close to home."

The 55-year-old said there was a great need for volunteers, and urged people to offer their time.

Pink ribbon stalls will be held at Booval, Redbank Plaza, Riverlink and Brassall shopping centres.



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