Hawkesbury District Health Service turns pink for cancer
Hawkesbury District Health Service turned all shades of pink in October, joining forces with Pink Finss Charity to show support for women’s cancer and raise funds for the local charity.
6 November 2019
The annual ‘go pink’ initiative is in its third year at Hawkesbury District Health Service, with support for the event growing each year.
Staff from the hospital’s Barry Collins ward, kick the fundraiser off at the beginning of October with a range of pink merchandise available for purchase during the month.
In what has become an October tradition, ‘pink scrubs’ become the attire of the month.
The fundraiser culminated in the entire hospital joining in on the pink theme. Stalls were held in the main hospital and community health foyers with a number of local Hawkesbury businesses getting behind the initiative, with the donation of baked goods and merchandise.
Guest speakers from Pink Finss, including founder Jodie Amour, spoke about the range of support services Pink Finss provide to women and their families during their cancer journey.
Hawkesbury District Health Service Acting Chief Executive Officer Belinda Mott said the Pink Finss Charity fundraiser has become an important date in the hospital’s calendar.
“It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm shown by staff in getting behind this great cause” she said.
“Cancer touches so many people and the day provided a great opportunity for everyone to share their own personal stories and journeys with cancer.
“The funds raised this year exceeded our expectation and we are very pleased with the efforts of our staff in continuing to make this a successful event."
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