Help stop deaths from cancer

By Flypink 2022

Help stop deaths from cancer

“Everyone knows someone who has been through breast cancer. I’ve had stories sent to me from around the world, with people sharing their own experiences. So many people feel so connected to it”
Susan McHaffie, FlyPink Founder

FlyPink is an initiative that was founded in 2015 by QantasLink pilots to raise awareness and vital funds for breast cancer. This year, FlyPink will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and local breast cancer charities around the world. Breast and prostate cancer are the two most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia. This year alone, almost, 45, 000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer combined, and approximately 6, 700 people will die from these cancers.

About 5 to 10% of breast and prostate cancers are due to hereditary faulty genes. Breast and prostate cancer can co-occur in families and women with a family history of prostate cancer have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The funds raised through FlyPink will be directed towards research into the familial genetics of breast and prostate cancer.

In addition to this, employees from the general aviation industry, including Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and REX together with service personnel, will show their support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) by wearing custom-made, limited-edition epaulettes, wings and pins.

We can’t wait to see you on flight paths around the world.   In the meantime, help us support NBCF and PCFA. Give generously today.