Help support a colourful cause

Comment News sales manager Chris Merton shows off his freshly painted nails courtesy of Jessica Novak of Maddington Chemmart Chemist. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d415472
Comment News sales manager Chris Merton shows off his freshly painted nails courtesy of Jessica Novak of Maddington Chemmart Chemist. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d415472

It is hoped Mr Merton will be one of many men and women who get behind Maddington Chemmart Chemist’s Colour for a Cause day tomorrow, which is fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Maddington Chemmart owner and pharmacist Marie Pinto said the chemist supported the cause each year as part of Chemmart Pharmacy’s nationwide fundraising initiative.

‘Ovarian cancer has silent symptoms, they’re not very obvious, so it’s important we raise funds and awareness about it,’ she said. More than $2000 was raised through a morning tea the chemist held last year, but this year residents can have their nails painted a teal colour for $2 at the chemist’s nail bar.

Nail polish packs will also be available.

Mrs Pinto said the aim of both men and women donning painted nails was to draw attention to ovarian cancer and she was hoping more than 500 people would participate in the fundraiser.

Maddington Chemmart Chemist is at Shop 4, Centro Maddington Shopping Centre in Attfield Street.

For details about the ovarian cancer fundraising initiative visit chemmart.com.au/.