News in Brief: Innisfail Cent Sale and ‘Go Pink’ campaign for breast cancer awareness

Innisfail Breast Cancer Support Group members when they presented the first 100 care packs to the Breast Care nurses in Cairns.

INNISFAIL Breast Cancer Support Group, in conjunction with CommBank Innisfail branch, will host their sixth Annual Cent Sale to raise funds and are encouraging shops in the Innisfail area to ‘Paint the Town Pink’ to promote breast cancer awareness for the month of October. 


IBCSG coordinator Zoe Dunne and CommBank Innisfail Branch Manager Margaret Milani would like to encourage all businesses and locals to ‘Go Pink’ for at least one day on Friday, October 29, by wearing pink or dressing up their shop fronts and windows in support of breast cancer awareness.


The Cent Sale runs from October 4 – 29 at the Innisfail Commonwealth Bank branch and there will be lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs on display.


The proceeds raised from this event will enable IBCSG to continue to assist breast cancer patients in Far North Queensland.


IBCSG currently provides care packs, which are distributed by Breast Care nurses in Cairns to those diagnosed with breast cancer. 


These care packs include face masks, sanitiser, antiseptic wipes, tissues, toothbrush, eucalyptus drops, rose scented moisturiser, sorbolene cream, a scarf/shawl, Bio Oil, jellybeans, IBCSG pen and carry bag.


The second lot of 100 care packs will be distributed to ladies diagnosed with breast cancer across the region from Thursday Island to Cardwell, Atherton Tablelands, and west to Croydon. 


Anyone who would like to support this event with donations or cent sale prizes, should please send an email to innisfailbcsupport@gmail.com or a letter by post to IBCSG PO Box 2076, Innisfail, 4860, or give directly at the Innisfail Commonwealth Bank branch. 


For further information or enquiries, please send a message via the Innisfail Breast Cancer Support Group’s Facebook page or contact Zoe Dunne on 0419 270 026.

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