Men at Murrumbidgee Council weren’t afraid to get in touch with their feminine sides last week, donning pink in support of a good cause.
Real Men Wear Pink, which runs from June 12 to 18, is part of a national campaign encouraging men to “Get Pinked” to raise funds for breast cancer research.
The campaign aims to raise $1.5 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, to help fund research that harnesses the powerful data from genetic testing.
It is hoped research and funding will see all women and men with a high risk of inheriting breast cancer have information and choices that could prevent them being affected by breast cancer.
Council’s General Manager Craig Moffitt said the campaign was a way to help support the researchers and the important work they do.
“This campaign is a bit of fun to be involved in, but the message is a serious one,” he said.
“I congratulate those who got behind this event and I urge others in our community to look at how they could help this worthwhile fundraiser.
“Unfortunately we all know someone who has been affected.”
Council fundraising efforts include a barbecue, held on Thursday 15 June at the Darlington Point branch office, with a similar staff event to be held this week in Jerilderie.
Council staff have raised $450 so far.
To donate or join the campaign visit www.realmenwearpink.org.au