Breast Cancer fundraising turns CINC pink

The CINC team during the fundraising morning tea in their pink outfits.
The CINC team during the fundraising morning tea in their pink outfits.

The staff from the Cowra Neighbourhood and Information Centre (CINC) joined the community in raising funds for breast cancer research last Friday.

More than 50 people raised $400.70 for the Pink Ribbon campaign.

CINC CEO Fran Stead said the take home message was to "think pink and think proactive".

"I had my own journey a few months ago, I wasn't sick I was the fittest I'd ever been but I turned 50 and the Breast Screen Van was in town and I thought I'd go for my first mammogram," she said.

"I was really lucky because it was picked up when it could be treated. I was fit and healthy, there was no way I had time to go over to Orange nor did I need to.

"That's the message I want to leave with every woman, don't wait, go to your doctor if you have any issues. Next time the bus is in town go and visit," she said.

Mrs Stead said fundraisers like this were important to everyone.

"Cancer doesn't discriminate it touches us all, the only true thing we can do try and avoid getting breast cancer is early detection. That makes the fight much easier," she said.

"Fifty-three Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day and we never know when one of us might be diagnosed. Funds raised from events like the one we are holding today go to the Cancer Council for McGrath Nurses, research and for support services.

"It's important people reach out to those support services there is help, there is always hope, life goes on and it gets back to normal."

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