Leanne Mazzorana.
Leanne Mazzorana. THe Northern Star/David Neilsen

Leanne Mazzorana's Pinktober collection

A TOUCH of bling has been added to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Leanne Mazzorana, of Lismore, has designed a range of pink jewellery especially for the awareness month, which runs throughout October.

The subject of breast cancer is close to Mrs Mazzorana's heart as she was diagnosed with it in 2002, at the age of 42.

Leanne Mazzorana.Mrs Mazzorana underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy as part of her treatment and now, six years later, she wants to help raise awareness about the disease and the importance of early detection.

Mrs Mazzorana's range of jewellery will feature earrings, wrist wraps and chokers. A percentage of the profits will go toward breast cancer research.

Pink Ribbon Day on October 27 will be marked early with a breakfast tomorrow at the Lismore Workers Club, from 7.15am until 8.30am.

Put on by Summerland Sunrise Rotary Club, the breakfast will raise funds for the Cancer Council. Last year's event raised $1500. However, this year's event is expected to raise more.

“It's going to be bigger and better than last year,” Pink Ribbon Breakfast organiser Gae Ferris said.

The breakfast costs $20 a head. To book call 6621 2401 or 6681 1612. The Cancer Council help line is
13 11 20.


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