‘Paint the town pink’ on August 13 to raise funds for breast cancer

Local boilermaker and BNCA Pink Tradie Ambassador, Matt Cutuli, is hoping the Innisfail community will deck the town out in pink on August 13 to raise funds for breast cancer.

THE Innisfail business community are encouraged to dress up and decorate their shop fronts in pink on Friday, August 13, as part of the Pink Tradie Support Crew to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

So far seven schools in the region have committed to the day, as well as the Council, but it is hoped a lot of businesses will jump onboard.

In 2021, Apprentice Boilermaker, Matt Cutuli, from Mourilyan has been selected as Breast Cancer Network Australia’s Ambassador for the Pink Tradie campaign.

Cutuli, who is completing his apprenticeship at Daradgee Welding Works, has been overwhelmed by the support of his employers, Jason and Rebecca Sapuppo.

Three years ago, Matt lost his beloved Nanna Lorraine to breast cancer, and he wants to highlight the importance of early detection.

Lorraine was a passionate advocate for BCNA and, through the Innisfail Breast Cancer Support Group, assisted lots of local ladies who were diagnosed with breast cancer.

Over the years, Matt and his family joined Lorraine in many fundraising events and Matt is continuing this legacy through the Pink Tradie campaign in honour of his Nanna.

“Nanna Lorraine was a huge inspiration for everyone who met her. She showed me how good it feels to help others.” 

“I am doing this in her honour, because even though I will never be able to fill her shoes, I know she would be extremely proud of me.”

He is calling on fellow tradies to deck themselves out in pink on the job site and support the work of BCNA, who assist thousands of Australians diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

During the months of August and September, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is encouraging all tradies across Australia in ‘pink up’ and host a fundraising event to support the 20,030 Australians expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021.

Pink Tradie beanies, socks, and other BCNA merchandise can be purchased online via www.pinksportsday.bcna.org.au/store.Be part of the Pink Tradie Support Crew by dressing in pink on August 13 and making a gold coin donation at your workplace, school, or directly via http://bcna.force.com/Donations/CICD__Fundraise.

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