Cancer Australia celebrated the 20th Pink Ribbon Breakfast on 28 October 2013, Pink Ribbon Day.
The event was heralded a success once again with over with over 500 guests joining Cancer Australia to celebrating the significant achievements and milestones of the past 20 years in breast cancer.
The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health, launched a new, illustrated booklet designed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, including those living in rural and remote Australia, to navigate the breast cancer journey.
The booklet, entitled My Breast Cancer Journey - a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families, covers diagnosis, types of treatment, psychological and emotional issues and travelling for treatment and follow-up care.
Tony Jones, Journalist and Presenter of ABC’s Q&A and Lateline, took the role of Master of Ceremonies. Guests were entertained with a stunning performance by Channel 9’s The Voice, Darren Percival.
For the 11th year Macquarie Group Foundation was Principal Supporter of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast. The generosity of the Foundation over this time has been integral to the success of the Breakfast.
Guests were delighted by the beautiful raffle prizes donated by Jan Logan, Estee Lauder Companies and Oroton and silent auction items and goodie bags donated by our generous raffle and event sponsors. We thank our wonderful Corporate Table sponsors, Novartis Oncology, Cue, Roche and Oroton and the event sponsors for their generous and invaluable support.
The Breakfast also explored what the evidence tells us about the role of lifestyle factors, such as obesity, alcohol and physical activity, in the prevention of breast cancer.
Cancer Australia released the results of a survey undertaken by 1,200 women with the aim of exploring the knowledge and behaviours of women in Australia about healthy lifestyle. The survey also explored women’s misconceptions around the things they can do, as part of everyday life, to reduce their risk of breast cancer. Learn more about what you can do to reduce your risk.
- Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales
- The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health, representing the Prime Minister
- Professor Helen Zorbas AO, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Australia
- Ms Lyn Swinburne AM, Breast cancer survivor and founder of Breast Cancer Network Australia
- Associate Professor Jacinta Elston, Associate Dean Indigenous Health, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences, James Cook University
- Tanya Branwhite, Executive Director Macquarie Securities Group and Macquarie Group Foundation Board Member