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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Going pink to help fight cancer pain

PINK UP GRIFFITH: Tony Santolin and Margaret Moore want to turn Griffith pink to raise awareness and support for breast cancer sufferers. Picture: Anthony Stipo
Nanjing Night Net

LAST year a man on a tractor anda mission raised awareness and funds for breast cancer nurses as he toured through NSW.

Out of all of the cities HughBateman visited, it wasGriffith who raised the second highest amount of money for the cause, followed byhis home town of Mudgee whichwent pink to show their support and fundraise.

This year Griffith Real Estate’s Tony Santolin is putting out the challenge to the businesses of the city.“We are asking people to join us and pink up Griffith,” he said.

”Lets be the second city in Australia to go pink –pink lights, balloons, streamers, pink Fridays.You cannot deny that this is something that touches a lot of peoples’ lives,46 people aday are diagnosed.”

Mr Santolin said while he had already spoken with a number of businesses whichhad agreed to go pink, as well as Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi who promisedto light up council chambers –hewas putting the call out for more to get on board andhelp raise money by decorating and putting outdonation boxes.

The idea has the full backingof Griffith’s breast cancer support group whichhasthrown itsbacking behind the campaign, something they say will mean much more than just raising money.

“It is inspiring as a survivor to know that there is support out there from others who are trying to help find a cure,” member Robin Hallam said.“It means there is hope, and we always need a lot more hope.”

President of the support group Margaret Moore said the ideahad many benefits.“This will promote awareness which is great and hopefully raise some financial support which is also so important,” she said.

“It is good because peoplewill knowthe support is there and that they can always come to us for help.”At present the group are restricted in those they can provide support to as they are unable to approach people and must wait to be sought out.​

Mr Santolin was hopeful by raising money and showingsupport the city could become a bigger focus to those who provide support personnel and funding, something increasingly important for Griffith as aregional health hub.

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