This annual fundraising event was held at Cloncurry racecourse on Saturday 10th March. This fantastic initiative, which is now in its second year, raises funds for breast cancer awareness with all profits going to the Jane McGrath Foundation. This is the first year that Skytrans has become involved with this event, donating a voucher for 2 x return airfares Mount Isa to Cairns.
Kylie Warrian has been the driving force and organiser behind this annual event, and tells of the success of Breast Friends Day for 2012.
My aim was to raise $10,000 this year as last year we raised $7150 for The McGrath Foundation, who fund Breast Care Nurses for rural and remote areas throughout Australia and also educate young women about breast cancer awareness, which I believe is such an imperative issue these days, with small remote communities such as ours, that often do not get the information and medical help of some of the big cities.
This year Breast Friends Day raised $18,500 which is really amazing. We had plenty of things on, Luncheon, Guest Speakers, Fashion Parade, Mutli Draw Raffles, Lucky Door Prizes & an Auction, which proved to be a real hit. The major Auction Item being “A pass for 4 people to spend a Day with Gai Waterhouse” sold for $2,100 which was great! The auction itself raised $5815 for event. We were so lucky that Skytrans came aboard with the return tickets for two to Cairns. It made a brilliant Major Multi Draw Raffle and sold over $1500 worth of Raffle tickets. The winner Barb Hanson, was very surprised when her name came out, although thrilled at the same time to receive such a great prize!
Pictured are Kylie Warrian, Breast Friends Day organiser, presenting winner Barb Hanson with her prize, a Skytrans flight voucher for 2 x return airfares to Cairns.