Council staff wear pink to support National Breast Cancer Foundation

Thursday 28 September 2017

Liverpool City Council’s outdoor staff are wearing pink high-vis shirts to show their support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

“More than 60 of our outdoor staff will be wearing the high-vis pink shirts and money from the purchase of the shirts will go towards supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” said Liverpool City Council CEO Kiersten Fishburn.

Council Tree Inspection Officer David Taylor said he was proud to wear the high-vis pink short while he was out on his rounds.

“My wife has been battling breast cancer for five years; she has been through the works but she is still going strong,” Mr Taylor said.

“Liverpool City Council has been 100 per cent supportive and has given me the time and space to help her when she needs it.

“I will wear the pink high-vis t-shirt proudly – the more people who support the National Breast Cancer Foundation the better,” he said.

“Council has long supported the National Breast Cancer Foundation and other charities,” said Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller.

“At the 2017 Liverpool Charity Ball, Council helped raise $46,000 for Liverpool Hospital and in 2016 helped raise $20,000 for the Miracle Babies Foundation and $20,000 for The Smith Family.

“Through Council’s Corporate Sponsorship Program we have supported Angel Babies, the Eggtober Foundation, ShareCare and the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life.

“The health of our staff and residents is a top priority, but we can always do more.

“In Australia, eight women die from breast cancer every day; the National Breast Cancer Foundation has the admirable goal of reducing deaths from breast cancer to zero by 2030.

“When the Foundation began in 1994, 24% of women diagnosed with breast cancer passed away within five years of their diagnosis. This figure has improved to 90 per cent survival.

“This achievement is thanks largely to research – the most effective way to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

“I would like to encourage residents and local businesses to also make a donation to this worthy cause. Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at nbcf.org.au.”