April 19 @ 7:30 pm
Country Turns Pink
Cancer Council is celebrating a new partnership with Wests Entertainment Group to support country women and their families going through cancer. The annual Country Turns Pink charity concert held on the first weekend of the Tamworth Country Music Festival is returning in 2022 to raise vital funds to support the many thousands of Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers every year.
At Cancer Council our Pink Ribbon campaign aims to support women through successful screening and prevention programs for breast and gynaecological cancers, offering local practical support services for women going through cancer and funding world-class cancer research to work toward a cancer free future.
Kate Dubois from Cancer Council said “Pink Ribbon events raise both awareness around women’s cancers, the importance of prevention and screening and funding for local initiatives and support services like Inala House and Cancer Councils Accommodation Service, Transport to Treatment, emotional and financial support and Home Help programs. These are vital services for local women and their families as they undergo cancer treatment and as part of their recovery”.
“COVID-19 has seen local fundraising events impacted for over 18 months however the need for local support services has increased in this time with people going through cancer needing practical safe and reliable support more than ever, Said Kate”.
Every day in Australia, 70 women are diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer. Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch almost everyone’s life in one form or another, either directly or through the experience of family and friends. The money raised from Country Turns Pink will help Cancer Council support country women when they need it most.