I held my first Pink Ribbon Breakfast in 2017, after moving to Marton, Rangitikei, with my husband Karan and two young children, who were three years, and three months old.
We bought The Club Hotel and have held a Pink Ribbon Breakfast there every year, including two in 2019! Covid-19 lockdowns prevented us from hosting in 2020 and 2021, but we’re back and excited to be holding another event this year.
Now my kids are eight and five years old, and we all take part in this fundraiser together, from the preparation to the execution!
This year’s event will be held at Cooks Bar Opal Lounge, our other premises in Marton. The event is all about raising as much money as we can for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, and I have had so much support from the local community, businesses, and newspaper. Rotary Club Marton is donating $500, and the Cooks Bar is donating $5 from each $30 ticket sold to the Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign. Everything raised through raffles and donations will also go to the campaign. There will be brunch, games, live music and a guest speaker. People will be encouraged to dress up, with prizes for best dressed.
Personally, I lost my sister to adrenal cancer when she was 18 years old and I was 14. My parents and our family cannot forget what we have gone through, and this drives me to fundraise for such a worthwhile cause.