Hotham turns pink for breast cancer
Hotham has turned pink for breast cancer this weekend and tonight there will beÂ a spectacular fireworks display tonight.
Skiers and boarders are encouraged to get up to the mountain, wear a touch of pink and show support for Australian women and their families affected by breast cancer.Â
As well as the fireworks, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) will be holding a stunning âMini-Field of Womanâ to show support and pay tribute to all those affected by breast cancer.Â Everyone on the mountain is invited to attend and leave a message of support.Â
Every year more than 14,000 Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer â a similar number to the visitors expected at Mount Hotham this week.
For Maxine Morand, CEO of BCNA and breast cancer survivor, Hotham has long been a special place.
âI love Hotham and have been visiting for over 25 years and even spent my honeymoon here. Last year after my breast cancer surgery I came up here for rest and recovery. Just a few weeks after surgery I was gently riding the slopes but greatly lifting my spirits.âÂ
âSo I am absolutely thrilled that this weekend Hotham is helping BCNA to support Australian women and families diagnosed with breast cancer.â
âI encourage visitors to Hotham this weekendÂ to don a touch of pink, make a donation towards BCNA or buy some merchandise, and come along to the fireworks and mini-field to show your support for women with breast cancer.â
BCNA merchandise will be for sale at Guest Services and ticket halls and visitors are also encouraged to make a donation to BCNA to help them provide free support to Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Pink lady silhouettes will be available for purchase from Tickets in Hotham Central. Anyone who has purchased a pink lady can meet at the bottom of the Summit at 5pm this SaturdayÂ to plant them in the snow, creating a mini-field of women. Guests can leave messages of encouragement for their families and friends and participate in aÂ flare runÂ down the Summit, wearing a little, or a lot of pink to show their support. If you'd like to participate in the flare run, see Guest Services. Donât miss the stunning pink fireworks display at the base of the Summit from 6.20pm.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible.Â For more information, support or to donate visit www.bcna.org.au or call 1800 500 258.
29 August 2012
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