Last Sunday one of our fabulous foodies – White Rose Cakery – hosted a Pink Ribbon High Tea in aid of raising funds for Breast Cancer. It was a fabulous event where Cheryl from White Rose Cakery and her trusty friends, Louise and Michelle pulled off a wonderful morning/lunchtime high tea and together, along with the community, they raised a whopping $2621 to go towards the cause. Well done!!
If you see any similar events, do go along…. or if you need a cake or cupcakes made for a Pink Ribbon event, get in contact with Cheryl from White Rose Cakery
Eight women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand. This year the money raised from these events will be used to fund vital research projects and medical grants to help improve the survivorship of breast cancer in New Zealand.
In 2015 over 2,600 kiwis hosted a pink ribbon breakfast and collectively raised over a million dollars for breast cancer research. This year the Pink Ribbon Campaign are hoping to beat that and raise even more to help New Zealand women.
The history of Pink Ribbon:
In October 1997, American citizen Paul Davidson registered pinkribbon.com and launched a website directed to and available for all people in the world engaged with breast cancer. The website was dedicated to raising awareness and funding for breast cancer.
In 2008, the initiative was extended and expanded creating the non profit network Pink Ribbon Inc. in New York. The objectives were defined and the idea launched an international charity platform for breast cancer awareness and funding (awareness, advocacy, alliances, alignment and accreditation).
Throughout the years this initiative has grown into the international platform as we know it today, covering more than 30 countries over 5 continents.