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Around 20 people took part in last year's Pink Walk. File Photo

Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Mayors call on locals to support the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is delighted to have the backing of Thames-Coromandel Mayor Len Salt and Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams, who are encouraging locals to donate to the charity’s Pink Ribbon Street Appeal next week.

On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October, 10,000 volunteers will be hitting the streets all over New Zealand to raise vital funds for breast cancer research, education and patient support.

Mayor Salt says: “Through the Pink Ribbon Appeal, we can not only raise funds for vital research but also show our support to those facing the battle against breast cancer. Together, we can bring hope, awareness, and progress in the fight against a disease that affects 1 in 9 women in New Zealand. Let’s continue to paint New Zealand pink, one ribbon at a time, and strive for a brighter, healthier future for all.”

Mayor Adams says: “I whole heartedly support the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research. With your help, research can continue to advance and I urge you to support this appeal. Remember, it could help save your family and friends in the future.”

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Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s chief executive, Ah-Leen Rayner, says: “We’re asking everyone in Waikato to show some love for Kiwis affected by breast cancer by donating to our Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, and we’re so grateful to have Mayor Salt and Mayor Adams join our call.

“As a charity that doesn’t receive any government funding, it’s only thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders that we can carry out our life-saving work. Your donations will bring us closer to our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer.”

Every year, around 300 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the Waikato region. All of the money raised from the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal goes towards Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s work to advance breast cancer research, educate Kiwis about the importance of early detection, and support patients through their treatment and recovery.

Donations can be made to the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal through volunteer collectors who will be out in force shaking pink buckets across Waikato on 27 and 28 October, or online at