Pink Ribbon Day – 26 October 2015

General
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Every day in Australia, around 50 women are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer. Sadly, around 12 Australian women will die each day from a women's cancer. The five year survival rate for breast cancer has increased by 17% in the past two decades, and by 7% for women with a gynaecological cancer in the same period, thanks to advancements in cancer research and prevention.

Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day helps raises funds in support of the many thousands of Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. Cancer Council aims to minimise the threat of women's cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, support and world-class cancer research. Funds raised by Girls' Night In and Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon goes towards research, prevention and treatment of women with breast, ovarian, cervical, vaginal, vulva and uterine cancers.

If you would like to find out more about women’s cancer, how to donate or how to get involved you can visit : www.pinkribbon.com.au

Active Health Portland has Pink Ribbon Day Merchandise available at Reception if you would like to purchase an item to show your support.