A jumbo cheque presentation to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation at National Conference 2011 was a fitting finale to our wonderful Let’s Get Plastered for Breast Cancer campaign.
We sold 1600 plastering kits and members held more than 20 events around the country to display the colourful breast sculptures produced by creative members, to promote breast cancer awareness.
Our campaign raised $16,000 for the Foundation. Their Chief Executive Evangelia Henderson thanked Rural Women for the amazing support and said the funds would go to a worthy cause that will help many rural women in the future. The money is to be used for a research project being conducted at Otago Univesity by Associate Professor Susan Dovey, who is comparing the outcomes for rural women versus urban women who suffer from breast cancer, and the different treatment choices they make.