Stacey Morrison is urging Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May.
Media personality Stacey Morrison is urging Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and join the fight against breast cancer this May.
Pink Ribbon Breakfast is Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Each May, thousands of New Zealanders will invite their friends, family or workmates to breakfast to raise funds for breast cancer research and patient support.
“A Pink Ribbon Breakfast is always fun, heart-warming and special. Keep it simple or make it flash, whatever makes you happy. Get together with the people you cherish for a wonderful cause,” said Morrison, one of Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand’s ambassadors.
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By sharing your story of what hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast means to you, you can be in to win one of five prize packs from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ containing mouth-watering cookie pies from Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar and The Caker’s latest recipe book featuring 72 irresistible treats. Enter the competition here before 12pm, May 3.
As the face of Pink Ribbon Breakfast for the third year running, Morrison has long been a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness.
It’s a way of honouring her mum Sue, who died of breast cancer in 2002.
“A hard time was made even harder for breast cancer patients in the last year, thanks to Covid-19,” she said.
“These women have been so brave, and they need our support. At the same time, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s funds have taken a huge hit, so I’m really hoping Pink Ribbon Breakfasts will be the boost everyone needs,” she said.
Around 3300 Kiwi women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and around 650 will die from it.
Proceeds raised from Pink Ribbon Breakfasts will go towards supporting Kiwi families affected by breast cancer and funding pioneering research by some of New Zealand’s top scientists.
“Pink Ribbon Breakfast is a fun way to come together for good, knowing that the money you raise will help to change lives,” said Evangelia Henderson, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand.
“Covid-19 has caused us to lose much-needed income, but we’re determined to keep supporting women going through breast cancer and pushing for the latest scientific advances.
“Getting involved with Pink Ribbon Breakfast is easy and every effort will make a difference towards our goal of zero deaths from breast cancer.”