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Paint October Pink this month

Jill Forlong and Helen Alice with the new design for this year’s tee shirt. Photo: John Borren.

A new tee shirt design to highlight support for local breast cancer support services is being launched today as Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets underway.

“Our 2020 tee shirt is being launched at Urban Vogue in Bethlehem,” says Tauranga Breast Cancer Service manager Helen Alice.

“Every year we have a different design, created for us by a different artist.”

This year the tee shirts will be available for sale at Urban Vogue and online. Today’s launch is the start of a month of ‘Paint October Pink’ events across Tauranga.

“Our two main fundraisers each year are the Papamoa Hills Night Walk during winter and the Hot Pink Walk in October. But this year, due to Covid-19, both of those events had to be cancelled.”

Spreading a range of Paint October Pink events through the month means that smaller fundraisers can take place providing more opportunities for people to be involved.

Pink Friday will be taking place at Z Stations on October 2, 9, 16 and 23. The Bloom Co Hot Pink Zumba event on October 4 at QEII will be a fun boogie for those who like to dress up in pink and do some dance fitness.

There will be pink baking and bake offs, pink tennis at the Mount Maunganui Tennis Club, a virtual mystery cake stall and a pink breakfast event.

“From October 5 -9 we will have a memorial garden banner at Masonic Park where people can add the name of someone they know who has had breast cancer.

“And on Pink Day on October 23, we encourage everyone to go pink for the day - wear pink to work, at home, at school and make a donation to help local breast cancer services.”

For more information about Paint October Pink, go to: www.breastcancerbop.org.nz/paint-october-pink

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