KITCHEN GALS: Co-ordinator Sheree Hyslop of Broadwater, Yvonne Sawtell of Goonellabah, Carmen McLennan of Broadwater and Tenille Leahy of Goonellabah celebrate Think Pink Broady.
KITCHEN GALS: Co-ordinator Sheree Hyslop of Broadwater, Yvonne Sawtell of Goonellabah, Carmen McLennan of Broadwater and Tenille Leahy of Goonellabah celebrate Think Pink Broady. Samantha Elley

A mission to think pink

THINK Pink Broady, now in its fourth year, will be held on Friday at the Broadwater Community Hall.

Ms Hyslop began the event in 2011, hosting at her house with 10 girlfriends and raising about $150.

"2013 was the year it really started to boom."

"People in the community were keen to 'Think Pink' again and we sold about 100 tickets and filled the bowling club, raising over $1500," she said.

Donations and prizes from local businesses and local families help Ms Hyslop in the fundraiser.

"Every year we see a small town come together and make a big difference," she said.

"It is great to see a community come together and support this worthwhile cause.

"This year we hope to double our fundraising.

"I have amazing support from family and close friends.

"I love seeing people have a good time and love that we are helping a cause that is so close to my heart.

"This is why I will continue to plan this event each year."

The event has people dressing up in pink for a night of games, raffles, food, music, entertainment and prizes.

Tickets are $25 per person which includes food, music and a lucky door prize ticket. They can be bought by phoning Ms Hyslop on 6682 8590.

Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon raises funds and awareness for all women's cancers.

Each year over 400 people in northern NSW put their hands up to volunteer on the official merchandise selling day, host a Girls' Night In or a Pink Ribbon fundraiser with friends, family or colleagues.

To organise an event or for information on Pink Ribbon Events, contact Abby Wallace on 02 6639 1308 or abbyw@nswcc.org.au.

To get involved with Pink Ribbon Day, contact Sarah Royall on 6639 1303 or sarahro@nswcc.org.au or visit www.pinkribbon.com.au.



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