BUCHANAN PARK GOES PINK IN FIGHT AGAINT BREAST CANCER

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley joined with local residents to turn Buchanan Park pink on Sunday.

Ms Graley hosted a Mini-Field of Women event to pay tribute to all those affected by breast cancer in our community.

A Mini Field of Women is a display of 100 pink lady silhouettes symbolising the 14,000 Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer and the 2,600 who die from it each year.

Ms Graley said that once again she had been touched by the outpouring of support she had received from the local community for this event.

“It is always a wonderful experience to share the morning with my family, friends and the local community,”

“To speak with and hear the remarkable stories of those touched by breast cancer, you can’t help but be inspired to persevere and do what you can to help make it that little bit easier.”

Ms Graley said that the successful event not only raised vital funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia, but also helped to promote breast cancer awareness.

“Each year there are far too many families across Australia that are faced with the devastating new that a family member has breast cancer and it is essential that we do all we can to support them through this difficult time,”

“Our event is just one of the many ways we can provide much needed support for those affected and I encourage everyone to join in Pink October and help out in whatever way they can,”

“Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us turn Buchanan Park pink for such a great cause.”