WILLETTON resident John May was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago.
His daughter was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer two years ago.
Having experienced the devastating effects of cancer and watched his daughter face a similar struggle, Mr May is now doing what he can to help others.
The RAC Roadside Assistance patrol officer is driving a pink van instead of the traditional yellow RAC van in support of Cancer Council WA’s Pink Ribbon campaign.
The 60-year-old said his daughter Claire King (26) was his inspiration.
‘If I can do anything to help raise money to beat cancer I will, it doesn’t matter which kind,’ he said.
‘This is a really great initiative and I hope everyone gets behind it.’
Breast cancer affects about 15,000 woman and 125 men every year in Australia.
For every breakdown RAC’s two pink vans attend throughout October, $5 will be donated to Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day.
If a ‘selfie’ with the pink van is shared on the RACWA Facebook page or on a personal page with RACWA tagged in, the total donation for that day will double.
All money raised will go toward Cancer Council WA’s prevention programs, support services and breast cancer research.
For more information, or to donate, visit www.rac.com.au/pink.