Frequently asked questions

Please let us know if any of your questions aren't covered here by emailing pinkribbonbreakfast@nbcf.org.au and we will try and help you.

What is Pink Ribbon Breakfast?

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s longest-running signature campaign. The campaign runs throughout the month of October and invites everyday Australians to host an event to raise money for breast cancer research. Our hosts run all types of events such as breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and are held in all states by individuals, businesses, and even schools/community groups. Events differ in size and audience.

How does it work?

  1. Register now. To host a breakfast, morning/afternoon tea or brunch. And get a FREE fundraising kit to get started. 

  2. Get your team together. You can share the responsibility of finding prizes, decorating and hosting. Always more fun in numbers.   

  3. Make a plan. Pick a day in October. Then invite everyone you know. Charge an entry fee and add raffles/games to your event. 

  4. Smash your target. Have fun. Remember, the more we raise, the more research we fund. Your support saves lives. 


Can I hold a morning tea or dinner party instead of a breakfast?

Absolutely. You can hold your Pink Ribbon Breakfast as a morning or afternoon tea, dinner, movie night or lunch – feel free to get creative. All that we ask is that you have fun and raise funds for breast cancer research.

What if I don't want to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast event in person?

You can choose to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast event online instead. Simply, pick your Pink Ribbon Breakfast Day in October, choose the platform you will be using (Skype, Zoom or Facebook). Then invite everyone to get into the community spirit to raise funds for breast cancer research by asking them to donate to attend your event. Ask everyone to bring along their favourite beverage and treat on the day. Come together on that day, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  

Who can register?

Anyone! Whether you’re an individual, a bunch of mates, or a workplace – registering for Pink Ribbon Breakfast event is easier than you might think. If you’re under 16, you’ll just have to get parental consent first (it’s a legal thing).

How much does it cost to register?

It’s completely free to register to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast event. 

How do I update my fundraising goal?

Log in to your Pink Ribbon Breakfast account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

Raise as much as you can. Every dollar raised goes towards funding vital breast cancer research – the more you raise, the more research NBCF can fund. How awesome would it be if you raised $1,000! If you’re stuck on how to boost your fundraising, please give us a call on 1300 803 551 or email us at pinkribbonbreakfast@nbcf.org.au.

Where do the funds go that I raise?

Every dollar you raise will go towards funding vital breast cancer research. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding world-class, game-changing breast cancer research. 9 Australians lose their life every day to breast cancer. We need your continued support to change the statistics. To find out more about some of the research projects NBCF funds, take a look here

How can I learn more about the research NBCF funds?

Since 1994, NBCF has invested $190 million in 575 world-class research projects. Visit nbcf.org.au/research to read more about the ground-breaking research happening right now.

How do I bank any offline fundraising money I raise?

The best way to bank your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit card. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.

What resources are available?

We want to make fundraising easy, so we have some great resources to help you do that. Your best tool is your online fundraising page – easy to set up and easy to share. It is the best way to get donations and spread the word about your Pink Ribbon Breakfast. From your fundraising page dashboard you can also download your fundraiser guide as well event posters, social posts and email signatures. This year we've added additional resources to use on digital channels. All available to help make your Pink Ribbon Breakfast event a success.

Should I use Facebook fundraising?

We recommend you use the page that is created on registration to collect funds. You can share your unique URL on social media if you do want to collect donations that way. 

Although setting up a fundraiser through Facebook is easier, the platform does not intergrate with ours which means we cannot link donations via Facebook to your fundraising page. It also means that some resources might not be available to you. 

If you have set up a fundraiser page through Facebook and would like to continue to do so, please contact pinkribbonbreakfast@nbcf.org.au to ask for a digital pack that contains all our resources. 

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

We're always here to help. Give us a call on 1300 803 551 or email us at pinkribbonbreakfast@nbcf.org.au

We are also available on our social media channels. Get in touch!

Can I post my photos or details on NBCF's social media pages?

Definitely! We’d love to see what you’re up to and encourage you to tag us in your Facebook (@NBCFAustralia), Twitter (@NBCFaus) or Instagram (@NBCFaus) posts and stories. Don't forget to use the hashtag #pinkribbonbreakfast so we can like or share your post!