Buangor Pink Night

In recognition of the “Womens AFL round in June”, the Buangor Community held a “pink night” to raise money for breast cancer. The idea was for everyone to wear at least one item of pink and awards would go to the best dressed. On the night by Arabella Jess was announced to be both  “pink child” and “pink lady” of the night.

East Grampians Health Service Breast Care Nurse Mrs Sarah Carter said “the night was exceptionally well attended organisers John McGrath, Damian Ferrari and Mark Dyer from the Buangor Community Sports Centre Committee were very pleased with the generosity of the local Community.

Mrs Carter highlighted “that she was the guest speaker on the night and spoke about her role as a breast care nurse at East Grampians Health Service, allowing people to gain a better understanding of how breast cancer affects both men and women, whether as patients themselves or as family/support members.”

Ararat Policeman Mr. Damian Ferrari said “the Buangor Community Sports Centre wanted to keep the money raised on the night locally, so we thought it would be appropriate to donate $2000.00 to East Grampians Health Service to help Mrs Carter purchase resources that could be used in supporting her patients.” 

Mrs Carter thanked the Committee for the generous donation and said “it’s much more than I could have ever imagined from the one night” and this will help purchase a set of external breast prosthesis to show women what is available after a mastectomy.”

After the success of the “pink night” the  Buangor Community Sports Centre Committee are looking to hold  a “blue night” in the future to raise funds to go towards depression.