Pinktober 2019

Pinktober 2019 Tasmania and Queensland


PINKTOBER 2019  and Women in Super Mother's Day Classic 2019


Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. The Pinktober campaign aims to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness and highlight the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in funding game-changing breast cancer research. Research that will help detect tumours earlier, improve outcomes and ultimately - save lives.


With 1 in 7 women and 1 in 675 men diagnosed in their lifetime, it’s a disease which we cannot ignore. But together, we can change the outcomes.


 The 1st of October marks the commencement of Pinktober - breast cancer awareness month. To signpost this important annual event, prominent sites in Queensland and Tasmania will be lighting up pink to raise awareness for a disease which affects too many, too often.


Contact eventstas@gmail.com for more information or to suggest a site to be ‘pinked’. 


Share your photos in October on social media at www.facebook.com/EventsTasmania and tag @NBCFAus in October, and @MDC-walk-run on 4 February 2019 and 12 May 2019.


More information about the life-changing research that NBCF funds can be found at:  www.nbcf.org.au    


ABOUT PINKTOBER TASMANIA 2019


Government House Pinktober Light Up Hobart


When: From 1st October 2019 to 31st October 2019


Where: Government House Hobart


Why:  Every October in Tasmania, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, prominent sites in Hobart are lit up pink. The Pinktober campaign aims to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness and highlight the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in funding game-changing breast cancer research. Research that will help detect tumours earlier, improve outcomes and ultimately - save lives.


This year, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC has again lent her support to the initiative and we will see Hobart’s Government House lit up in pink.


To mark the beginning of the campaign, there will be a civic reception held onsite at Government House for invited guests on 3rd October 2019.  


See https://www.govhouse.tas.gov.au/sites/default/files/speeches/national_breast_cancer_foundation.pdf  


for the speech notes from last year's event, and go to www.facebook.com/EventsTasmania on 1 Nov 2018 for photos of the light ups and the civic reception.


Street and Garden Pinktober Light Up – Hobart


When: From 1st October 2019 - 6th October 2019


Where: Railway Roundabout Fountain, the Elizabeth Mall and Kennedy Lane, Cardinal Lights and Franklin Square Fountain in Hobart


To mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Street and Garden Pinktober Light Up Hobart will see the Hobart City Council’s sites at the Railway Roundabout Fountain, Elizabeth Mall, Kennedy Lane, Cardinal Lights, and Franklin Square Fountain lit up in pink. As in previous years, the Hobart Volunteer Committee will be encouraging local businesses and store fronts to also consider going pink for the month, as a way to show their support for breast cancer awareness and research. 


Hadley's Orient Hotel Hobart


Hadley's Orient Hotel Hobart is bathed in pink lighting and supporting Pinktober this October. Please attend Hadleys Orient Hotel's Friday Soiree, every Friday in October from 4:30pm to 6.30pm in the Orient Bar. There will be a pink cocktail on offer to purchase with a percentage donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation


What: Pinktober Soiree Where: Hadleys Orient Hotel in the Orient Bar When: Fridays across October  


 ABOUT PINKTOBER QUEENSLAND 2019


Pinktober Light Up - Queensland


1 October 2019 - To mark the beginning of the campaign, there will be a civic reception held onsite at Government House Queensland.   His Excellency the Honourable Mr Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs Kaye de Jersey will hold a civic reception  at Government House Queensland on the 1 October 2019 for invited guests to mark breast cancer awareness month.


Various sites across Queensland will be lit pink this Pinktober from 1st October 2019.


The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be lit pink from the 1 to 6 October 2019 to show their support of this initiative.


The Brisbane City Council sites at the Reddacliff Place Steam Sculptures, Story Bridge, Tropical Display Dome at the Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha, and Victoria Bridge will all be turning a pink hue for Pinktober on the 1 and 2 October 2019.


Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges will light pink for October with thanks to Transurban Queensland.


The Wheel of Brisbane will be lit pink on the 1st and 2nd of October 2019.


Sandgate Town Hall will be lit pink from the 1st October to the 6th October 2019.


The Department of Heritage site at Kurilpa Bridge will be lit pink to support the initiative across  October from the 1-5 October 2019.


Pacific Fair Shopping Centre will be lit pink for the commencement of Pinktober to mark the commencement of breast cancer awareness month and will have a pink hue across the 1-6 October 2019. The centre will also be lit pink to commemorate 4 February World Cancer Day and the opening of registrations for the Women in Super Mother's Day Classic and on the 12 May to mark the event date for the Women in Super Mother's Day Classic.


The Treasury Building in Brisbane’s CBD will be lit pink across Pinktober from 1-6 October 2019.


The Queensland Performing Arts Centre Building will be lit pink along the Riverside precinct, and adjacent to Cascade Court and Melbourne Street Green.  


Royal On the Park Brisbane will be joining the campaign and lighting up for Pinktober across 1- 6 October 2019 in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.


The Gabba will be lit pink 1-4 October to mark breast cancer awareness month.


Suncorp Stadium is turning pink on October 1st for Pinktober to show their support for breast cancer awareness month.


Various sites across Logan City including the Logan City Council Administration block will also be lit pink this October.


The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts will be lit pink this Pinktober from 1-6 October 2019  to support this initiative.


 A huge thank you to all those involved for supporting this important initiative and shining a spotlight on better breast cancer outcomes for all Australians.


Want to donate? You can do so via this page, just go to the Donate symbol at the top right of the page. Donations over $2 are tax deductible with 100% of all donations going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to support their research projects.





 



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