STUART Gardiner is prepared for a barrage of questions about his attire today after he rocked up to work in a bright pink suit.
The Frasers Property Australia General Manager donned the hired outfit as part of the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
“I’ve never done this before,” he said.
“At first I thought I would block the day out and sit in the office, but then I thought that was not the point so I have meetings all day.
“Am I an extrovert? No, but I am confident that I can pull this off.
“We need to get the conversation going.”
Mr Gardiner said he was inspired by his breast cancer-surviving mum and wanted to honour his aunty.
“When I was much younger, my aunty passed away; she had breast cancer,” he said.
“Then later when I was about 22, my Mum got it and was going through that while my wife was pregnant with our first baby.
“Mum had a mastectomy, but later they found traces of the cancer in her other breast and advised a double mastectomy.”
He said his mum is fully recovered and fighting fit.
“She is a survivor,” he said.
“Mum is 68 years old now and up mast Meekatharra prospecting with dad; she is retired but very active.”
Frasers Property Australia also turned the blue lights on top of the Queens Riverside building in East Perth pink during the campaign, which ends on Sunday.
The organisation will match every dollar it raises, to the value of $10,000.
To donate, go to https://realmenwearpink.gofundraise.com.au/page/FPAustralia