The Penrith Civic Centre has been “pinked up” as Penrith City Council shows its support for the Pink Up Penrith campaign during the month of October.
During October the McGrath Foundation is asking communities across the state to ‘Pink Up’ their entire town to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer so the McGrath Foundation can place specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses where they are needed Australia-wide.
Deputy Mayor Karen McKeown OAM ‘flicked the switch’ for the pink lights with the Civic Centre awash of pink.
“Council is thrilled to get behind this initiative and offer its support to the McGrath Foundation,” Cr McKeown said.
“Last year, Penrith was the first metropolitan area to Pink Up their town and together our community raised more than $40,000. Already, these funds have made a difference as Nepean Hospital now has a dedicated McGrath Foundation Breast Cancer Care Nurse.
“By “pinking up” the Civic Centre again this year, we’re shining a light on the need for more nurses and more research into a cure.”
Around one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85 and 148 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.