Tickled pink

Article image - Tickled pink Penrith pinks up for breast care month.

The Penrith City Council, New South Wales, showed its support for Pink Up Penrith during the month of October.

Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM, ‘flicked the switch’ for the lights of the Civic Centre, with Penrith becoming the first metropolitan city to go pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

During October the McGrath Foundation asked communities across the state to ‘Pink Up’ their entire town to raise awareness of its mission to raise funds to increase the number of specialist Breast Care Nurses throughout Australia.

“Council is thrilled to get behind this initiative and offer its support to the McGrath Foundation.

“It’s shocking to think that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85. In addition, we know that 148 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.”

At Council’s ordinary meeting on 29 October, councillors and the business paper itself also turned pink.