Wearing Pink to Fundraise and Fight Breast Cancer

Wearing pink to raise funds for breast cancer
pink breastcancer May 23 was a day for wearing pink and helping in the battle against breast cancer. At least it was in Timaru, New Zealand. More than 100 people gathered for the fundraising Pink Ribbon Breakfast, wearing pink outfits to help fight breast cancer. These type of fundraisers have become a tradition, with all proceeds used to fund research into the treatment of the second most common type of cancer among women. This Pink Ribbon Breakfast took place at Timaru's Landing Services Building, which was filled with laughter, conversation, and the clinking of cutlery as guests tucked into their food. The participants showed up wearing pink wings, clothing, or lipstick, and there were also a few glasses of pinky bubbly for those wanting a champagne breakfast. The event drew more than 100 people and was organized by Hayley Donaldson. Funds raised were awarded to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Donaldson was at the event with three generations of her family -- Brooke Page, Mackenzie Donaldson, Kaylene Gliddon, Lyn Donaldson with Neve Donaldson, and Les Gough. While Hayley Donaldson has not suffered from breast cancer, her mother and mother-in-law are both breast cancer survivors, and the disease has had a great impact on their family. In an interview to The Timaru Herald, Donaldson said the number who attended the fundraising event was overwhelming and that she had not expected so much support. "It's just amazing," she said. The Pink Ribbon Breakfast was focused for a female audien
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