24th October, 2005 - Pink Ribbon Day
The Pink Ribbon is an internationally recognised symbol that represents hope and awareness for those affected by breast cancer. In Australia specifically, this symbol embodies the National Breast Cancer Foundations (NBCF) aim of finding the cure, finding the cause. It signifies the progress Australia has made towards quality research that has resulting in increased survival rates and improved quality of life. One in 11 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 75, and more that 2,500 women die as a result each year.
October is known internationally as Breast Cancer Month. It is a time when people across the world come together to recognise the impact of breast cancer on the community. Pink Ribbon Day, the forth Monday in October, is Australia's signature day when we ask everyone to wear their Pink Ribbon or Pin to show their support for breast cancer research.
Monday 15 October - Sunday 23 October - Girls Night In campaign
Get the girls together to keep the girls together
The idea behind Girls Night In is simple:
Invite your girlfriends, female colleagues and family members over
Enjoy some quality time with your circle of friends over a food night, movie night, pamper night or fashion night
Your guests make a donation to The Cancer Council equivalent to what they might have spent on a night out
10 October 2005 - 16 October 2005 - Bandanna Week - Canteen
Buy a bandanna and support young people living with cancer.
The concept of using bandannas as a symbol for CanTeen originated from our members who wear bandannas after losing their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Every year young people are diagnosed with cancer, a condition that can affect anyone at anytime. Bandanna Week is a major annual fundraising event for CanTeen.
As a non-profit charity, CanTeen is reliant on public support so that it may continue to support, develop and empower those affected by cancer.
CanTeen offers support through various educational programmes, including peer visiting, camps and fun activities that provide encouragement and support.
Retailing for $5, bandannas will go on sale from October 10-16 2005 through schools and major retailers;
19th August, 2005 – Daffodil Day
Another successful Daffodil Day took place on Friday 19th August this year.
It was heart-warming to see so many people come together, united in the belief that one day cancer can be defeated.