IPSWICH Hospital Foundation (IHF) has launched an ambitious “Go Pink in October” campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer screening and care.
One in seven women will develop breast cancer by the age of 85 and finding breast cancer early can increase treatment options and save lives.
A breast screen only takes 30 minutes.
Ipswich local Ms Corina Kearvell, a breast cancer surviver, said she was devastated when she heard the words “you have cancer”.
However, despite the immense challenges she faced, Corina said she considers herself fortunate to have received most of her treatment at Ipswich Hospital.
“Having it close to home was a lifeline that provided a sense of security during such a difficult time,” she said.
Ms Claire Hughes from the IHF said by going pink the community could make a real difference to patient care in the region.
“We aim to shine a spotlight on the importance of early detection, support those affected by breast cancer, and fund equipment and improved patient facilities,” she said.
The events planned for October include:
- IHF Go Pink Launch Breakfast: Wednesday, October 4 at Ipswich Turf Club
- CSI Club Go Pink Luncheon: Friday, October 11.
- Quota Ipswich Mystery Bus Tour: Saturday October 21.
- Laidley Women’s Health High Tea: Wednesday, October 25 at Laidley Hospital.
- Sip n Dip Art Classes: at various local Coffee Club locations.