This October is breast cancer awareness month across the country, with funding tighter than ever before. HBCF have had a record breaking number of local residents sign on to raise funds for local support services.
Over 50 local businesses and families have signed up and pledged to make it pink this month and show their support of local families battling breast cancer.
From fun runs to high tea, hair shaves to pink pubs, Newcastle has embraced the rosie glow for the month and is set to raise much needed funds for the local community.
“The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation is a completely independent local charity entirly funded by the support of the local community,” General Manager Ellie Wells said.
” Every dollar given to HBCF goes towards providing practical and immediate support services for local Newcastle families”.
Across the Hunter region, the request for services has tripled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
” HBCF have seen a rapid rise in the request for support services since March. We are proud to say we are able to help more local families than ever before but the future relies so much on the support of the community” , Ellie notes.
“The Hunter community can be so proud of what they have supported HBCF, there is no other breast cancer charity like it, and it truly is because of the locals supporting locals”.
HBCF offers a suite of support services to families going through breast cancer. If you or someone you love would like to access these services please visit the website.