Registrations opened this week for the 2012 McGrath Foundation Pinkletics and a Shepparton nurse is hoping local Little Aths will join the cause and wear pink.October 7, 2012 8:26am
Goulburn Valley Health’s McGrath Breast Care Nurse Michelle Dunne hopes Goulburn Valley Little Athletics groups will back the organisation's cancer fundraiser.
A Shepparton nurse has urged Little Athletics centres to add a splash of pink to their hurdles, relays and high jumps this month.
Registrations opened this week for the 2012 McGrath Foundation’s Pinkletics, a fundraiser which supports women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
Goulburn Valley Health’s McGrath Breast Care Nurse Michelle Dunne said the money raised through initatives like Pinkletics meant nurses like herself could continue their work.
‘‘The community programs go back into supporting nurses,’’ Ms Dunne said.
‘‘It’s a really worthwhile cause and it’s being active and getting involved in the community.’’
McGrath Foundation ambassador and director, Tracy Bevan, said she was excited about this year’s campaign.
‘‘To date, we’ve been able to support over 16
‘‘By turning everything from their shoelaces to stands pink, Little Athletics centres right across Australia will help us make these numbers grow.’’
The first 200 Little Athletics Centres to register will receive a Pinkletics Team Kit which includes hot pink McGrath Foundation shoelaces, Pinkletics 2012 temporary tattoos, pink face paint sticks, pink participation ribbons and pink McGrath Foundation balloons.
All funds raised will help the McGrath Foundation to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young Australian women.
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Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
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Book Week gets colourful turnout.
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Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
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