Don’t be surprised if you see a lot more pink around St George in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year.
Georges River Council is getting behind the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Up Your Town campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.
From pink banners in the town centres on Forest Road, Hurstville, and Belgrave Street, Kogarah, to pink lighting across the local government area, the suburbs will glow in pretty hues.
The council is also encouraging businesses to dress their retail shops in pink and is asking schools to run fundraisers and decorate their windows.
It is also donating $11,000 to the McGrath Foundation.
Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene is asking the community to join the council in supporting the cause.
“I encourage schools and businesses to get creative and pink up, and raise as much as we can for this vital service,” he said.
“It’s going to be a fun and colourful initiative, which will raise much-needed funds for a fantastic cause.
“It’s a great way for people to demonstrate their support for families experiencing breast cancer, and money raised will go towards the provision of McGrath breast care nurses who provide physical, psychological and emotional support.
“We’d love people to show us their handy work via Instagram @grcouncil using the #pinkupgeorgesriver or via firstname.lastname@example.org.”