October 21, 2020
Urgent plea for Pink Ribbon Street Appeal volunteers in Auckland
Media Release: Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urgently looking for volunteers to help out with its Pink Ribbon Street Appeal next week.
Around 10,000 collectors will be shaking pink buckets at 1,400 sites across Aotearoa on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October to raise funds for breast cancer.
But area coordinators are still needed in Whangaparoa, Orewa and Silverdale to manage a small team of volunteers at local collection sites.
Anyone interested in being either a volunteer coordinator or collector can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0508 105 105 for more information.
The Pink Ribbon Street Appeal raises vital funds to support women going through breast cancer, search for ground-breaking scientific discoveries and spread the message about the importance of early detection and going for regular mammograms.
Area coordinators will be supplied with a detailed briefing, a roster of volunteer collectors, street permits, and all the materials necessary to run a successful appeal.
Each year, around 1,025 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in greater Auckland, and sadly we still lose around 174 women to breast cancer there every year.
Evangelia Henderson, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said: “We couldn’t run the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal without the support of our amazing volunteers. By giving a little time, Aucklanders can make a huge difference. The money raised will help us to make zero deaths from breast cancer a reality, funding breast cancer research, education and patient support.
“It’s been a tough year for everyone and we never imagined we’d be launching this year’s appeal in the middle of a global pandemic. But this year has shown how great New Zealanders are at banding together, and we hope Aucklanders will show some love for Kiwis affected by breast cancer by supporting our appeal.”
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