Urgent plea for Pink Ribbon volunteers in Kāpiti

Urgent plea for Pink Ribbon volunteers in Kāpiti

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urgently looking for local Kāpiti volunteers to help out with its Pink Ribbon Street Appeal on 30 and 31 October.

Around 340 collectors will be at sites across the Wellington region, but area coordinators are still needed in Waikanae to manage a small team of volunteers at local collection sites. Area coordinators will be supplied with a detailed briefing, a roster of volunteer collectors, street permits, and all the materials necessary to run a successful appeal.

Anyone interested in being either a volunteer coordinator or collector is encouraged to email [email protected] or phone 0508 105 105 for more information.

The Pink Ribbon Street Appeal raises vital funds to support women going through breast cancer, search for ground-breaking scientific discoveries and spread the message about the importance of early detection and going for regular mammograms. Across Aotearoa 10,000 volunteers will raise money at 1,400 collection points.

Each year, around 220 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the Capital & Coast District Health Board area, and sadly every year we still lose around 40 women there to breast cancer.

Evangelia Henderson, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said: ‘We couldn’t run the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal without the support of our amazing volunteers. By giving a little time, people in Kāpiti can make a huge difference. The money raised will help us to make zero deaths from breast cancer a reality, funding breast cancer research, education and patient support.

‘It’s been a tough year for everyone and we never imagined we’d be launching this year’s appeal in the middle of a global pandemic. But this year has shown how great New Zealanders are at banding together, and we hope Kāpiti will show some love for Kiwis affected by breast cancer by supporting our appeal.’