Murrumbidgee Council workers - real men wear pink

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.

PINK: Council’s Darrell McNeilly, Gary Randhawa, Ralph O’Donnell, Andrew Crakanthorp, Paul Curphey and Steve Krause.

PINK: Council’s Darrell McNeilly, Gary Randhawa, Ralph O’Donnell, Andrew Crakanthorp, Paul Curphey and Steve Krause.

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