Oct 29
Parkes Shows Support For Breast Cancer

On Sunday the 26th of October, the Parkes Lions Park was decorated pink in support of women with breast cancer, their friends and their loved ones.

The ‘Mini Fields of Women’ is a display of 100 pink lady silhouettes symbolising the 15,000 Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer and the 2,700 Australian women who die from breast cancer each year.

Over 40 community members attended the event to share a ‘cuppa and write messages of support on the 100 pink lady silhouettes in the park. Local organiser Dianne Green from Parkes, Lachlan Health Service, Western NSW Local Health District said she appreciated the beautiful weather on the day, the beautiful park grounds and the overwhelming support from her family and the community on the day.

“It would not have been a success without everyone’s support,” Ms Green said.

“There are women fighting breast cancer every day across Australia and it was nice to see members of the community come together in support of these women on this special day,” she said.

 Over $350 was raised on the day through merchandise sales and from kind donations.

Media Contact: Brendan Williams, Communication and Engagement Officer (02) 6369 3287 or Brendan.Williams@health.nsw.gov.au