HORSHAM’S May Park was lined with 100 pink ladies on Monday to pay tribute to breast cancer sufferers and their families.
Mini-Fields of Women have blossomed across Australia to raise awareness of the disease.
Horsham Friends Abreast organised the Mini-Fields of Women and hosted a lunch for about 50 women.
Co-ordinator Elaine Fuga-Hooper said the event promoted an important message.
“The pink lady is the symbol of the Breast Cancer Network Australia and it is a very powerful symbol,” she said.
“A lot of younger people are being diagnosed with breast cancer.
“Young people in their 20s and 30s should be checking their breasts and having a mammogram if they aren’t sure about anything.
“Women shouldn’t be scared to have a mammogram – it might hurt a little bit but it could save your life.”
Mackay’s Leading Edge Jewellers raised $4000 for Horsham Friends Abreast with a raffle.
Murtoa’s Pat Garvey took home the first prize of matching pink diamond earrings and ring valued at $3298, while Jenny Hardingham won a pendant valued at $429.
Mrs Fuga-Hooper said the jeweller’s donation was staggering.
“We were astounded when we were presented with a cheque for $4000,” she said.
Horsham Citizen of the Year Robyn Lardner was the event’s guest speaker.