After the Breast Cancer Foundation extended its campaign, more time for a Pink Ribbon Breakfast


After the Breast Cancer Foundation extended its campaign, more time for a Pink Ribbon Breakfast

 Due to a lack of interest in hosting a fundraising Pink Ribbon Breakfast, the annual event had been postponed until June 17.

This time, three smaller breakfasts were held, resulting in a $2,000 loss for the NZ Bone Cancer Foundation, which utilizes the funds for patient support services, research, mindfulness, and education initiatives.

The charity's chief executive, Ah- Leen Rayner, says it's useless to fill the void.

Breast cancer cases are experiencing the effects of an under-resourced health system and a third Covid- 19 pandemic, according to Rayner.

"We'll always be there for cases, but if we don't accomplish our fundraising goal, we'll be limited in our influence."

She claims that after Covid-19, the demand for support services has skyrocketed.

"With four times as many calls, our specialist breast care nurses are stretched to the limit."

Rayner is encouraging Waikato residents to hold their Pink Ribbon Breakfast.

According to Daleen Bredenkamp, event colleague at Waikato Alpaca Farm Cornerstone Alpaca Stud in Gordonton, the superstud held a successful Pink Ribbon Breakfast with 70 guests.

"It was a great time. We raised approximately $1300, but we still have some Breast Cancer Foundation merchandise in our shop that will contribute to our total."

A buffet breakfast, a silent auction featuring alpaca hair products, a truck, an alpaca match, and feed, and a talk by a speaker from the Breast Cancer Foundation were among the highlights of the event.

According to Bredenkamp, "It was a truly rewarding experience. It was also a lot of labor, but it was worthwhile and for a good cause. They are in desperate need of assistance."

Every year, around 300 women in Waikato are diagnosed with breast cancer. It's the most frequent cancer among women in New Zealand.

Pink Ribbon events can be held at any time and in any location.

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