This October, Tanti Financial Services will be turning the Nepean River pink once again with their annual event, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
Turn The River Pink made its triumphant return last year after being put on hold due to the COVID pandemic.
Having said that the event would be bigger and better than ever, Tony Tanti was ecstatic to see that promise be fulfilled.
“It was good, last year,” he said.
“We had a good roll up, I think we had over 300 register.”
Now, the event is set to return to the Nepean River on Saturday, October 21, and the team couldn’t be more excited.
“We had a two-year break in 2020 and 2021 with COVID, so the first year back was almost like starting again,” he said.
“Luckily, we had pretty good support, and hopefully we’ll get a bigger and better roll up this year.”
The event will run similarly to previous years, with the walk kicking off at 8am starting from the southern end of Tench Reserve.
“The actual course will be a little bit different because of all the work that’s happening around the river at the moment, but it’s still a walk, and all the proceeds are still going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” he said.
This year, they’re also launching Turn The River Pink t-shirts – though Tanti is hoping to see everyone donning pink once again, getting in the spirit for a good cause.
“Everyone got really dressed up last year, and hopefully everyone will get really dressed up again this year. There were some crazy outfits, everyone was wearing pink, it was really good,” he said.
“It’s a family-friendly event, and we also welcome dogs – there were lots of dogs who walked last year, all dressed in pink, with pink ribbons and little pink tutus.”
With the cause close to everyone’s heart, Tanti is eager to see the community come out in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s goal of achieving zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
“Everyone’s been touched by breast cancer – everyone’s been touched by cancer, but I think pretty much everyone’s been touched by breast cancer, either through family or through friends,” he said.
“Even though we’re only a small event, at the end of the day all funds are raised through donations.
“All these little events add up to big dollars, so I want us and the Penrith area to be a part of raising funds.”
For more information, visit ttrp.com.au.
Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.