Kangaroo Island town takes part in McGrath Foundation's Pink Up Your Town

TURNING PINK: Penneshaw CWA members Justine Rocks, Leasha Sanigar, Kathy Green, Sharon Clark and Louie the Lab are turning pink with the rest of the town.
TURNING PINK: Penneshaw CWA members Justine Rocks, Leasha Sanigar, Kathy Green, Sharon Clark and Louie the Lab are turning pink with the rest of the town.

Think Pink! See the world through rose-coloured glasses this October as Penneshaw takes part in the McGrath Foundation's Pink Up Your Town.

The Kangaroo Island town will turn pink on October 31 to help make life that little bit easier for families experiencing breast cancer.

"Pink Up Your Town" is an incredible initiative run through the McGrath Foundation where communities come together to "Pink Up".

Not only to raise vital funds that support specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses, but to create a visual show of support for local families experiencing breast cancer.

Organising the KI event are the Pennshaw CWA women, who now have the support of the town's businesses.

The businesses on Thursday, October 31 will have staff wearing pink, decorating their shop fronts with pink and placing donation boxes for the McGrath Foundation on their front counters all month.

The Penneshaw CWA is also holding a high tea at 2pm on Sunday, October 27 at the Penneshaw CWA rooms.

Champagne on arrival with a delicious high tea to follow. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in pink, and there will be prizes and fun.

Special guest will be Cheryl Baxter, a McGrath Breast Care Nurse for Hills, Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, who will share first-hand the wonderful work of the breast care nurses.

Bookings are essential, limited tickets available at the Penneshaw Business Centre.

All proceeds from collection boxes and the high tea will go to the McGrath foundation.

Penneshaw CWA would like to thank the community and businesses for supporting this worhwhile cause.

Thank you Penneshaw and let's see lots of pink!

About the McGrath Foundation

It started with Jane and Glenn McGrath's very public experience with breast cancer, and has become one of Australia's most recognised and respected charities, the McGrath Foundation.

Some years after her initial diagnosis, Jane's cancer returned. This time, she had a breast care nurse, who both empowered and comforted her, and the entire family. This experience set the mission for the Foundation, which has become an enduring commitment to support thousands of women and men every day, no matter where they live - for free.

We raise funds to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast health understanding.

While more than 75,000 families have been supported by 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, there's still a lot more to do to reach every family going through breast cancer. We rely on the heartfelt support we receive from all over Australia - including individuals, communities, corporate partners and government. They help by donating, hosting or attending events, or purchasing McGrath Foundation products, which helps us continue Jane's legacy and achieve our mission.

Together, we can make a difference.

Our community has Women who have faced this disease, the McGrath Breast Care Nurse has supported these women and their families with information, caring and empathy whilst they travel this journey.