BAKER’S Delight Meadow Springs is swathed in pink to help support the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to raise funds and awareness during May.
The store is taking part in a national campaign by selling pink sticky buns, with all proceeds going towards BCNA.
Health Minister Roger Cook said it was a fantastic cause to support.
“There are a lot of women out there doing it really tough with breast cancer,” Mr Cook said.
“And knowing that there are organisations that can support them in their time of need is incredibly important.”
Mr Cook said the State Government was happy to acknowledge companies that were “doing the heavy lifting” to support organisations like the BCNA.
Baker’s Delight state manager Darren Rodricks said WA bakeries were aiming to exceed the $160,000 raised last year.
Money raised by the campaign supports essential BCNA services, including the My Journey Kit, an information pack provided to people newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Last year BCNA sent more than 1200 kits to women in WA.
Chief executive officer Christine Nolan said 48 women would be told they have breast cancer every day in Australia this year, which is five more a day than last year.
“We know that breast cancer doesn’t just affect the individual, it has a ripple effect on families, friends and colleagues,” Ms Nolan said.
“This year more than 17,000 Australian women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making the need for support and credible, evidence-based information more important than ever.”
The pink bun campaign continues until Wednesday, May 31.
Share your support on social media using #givebreastcancerthefingerbun
Mandurah mother Lee Sieracki is a BCNA community liaison. Visit her fundraising page at https://pinkbun.gofundraise.com.au/page/LeeSieracki0.